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Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to safety gear for hands, head, eyes, ears and the rest of the body. Organizations utilize occupational safety equipment to protect individuals from hazardous environments and minimize the risk of injury. PPE is the last line of defense when administrative and engineering controls are insufficient to eliminate or reduce risks. PPE guards against:

  • Mechanical hazards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Radiological hazards

Types of PPE

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) categorizes PPE into various types and levels. Types cover the protection of the eyes, face, skin, respiratory tract and ears. Level A organizations require all PPE types. Level D organizations only need protection from nuisance contamination, requiring individuals to wear coveralls and safety shoes. Consequently, each industry is unique and requires specific personal protective equipment, potentially including:

  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Eye protection
  • Earplugs or muffs
  • Hard hats
  • Respirators
  • Coveralls
  • Vests
  • Full body suits

Why Is Personal Protective Equipment Important?

Hazards exist in every workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates employers to safeguard employees from hazards that can cause injury. Protective equipment is necessary as a final line of defense to prevent occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities. PPE is vital to:

  • Mitigate unnecessary accidents in the workplace
  • Mitigate excessive chemical exposure
  • Prevent infectious diseases from spreading
  • Comply with regulatory requirements
  • Enhance employee efficiency and productivity

Why Is PPE Training Critical?

PPE training is critical. OSHA requires all employees who use PPE to receive training on correctly using equipment.

Hazmat School offers an OSHA-compliant PPE course. Once individuals are registered, they have 30 days to complete the training at any place and time — there is no need to complete the course in one sitting.

Personal Protective Equipment Training Course

Hazmat School’s 60-minute PPE Training Course is vital for individuals working in environments where PPE is mandatory. This course is relevant and valuable for workers, supervisors and managers from various industries.

The course equips individuals to understand the different types of PPE. The training covers selecting the appropriate gear, using equipment correctly and aspects like inspection, cleaning, maintenance and donning and doffing procedures. The PPE course also covers equipment limitations and how to comply with workplace safety regulations.

Choose Hazmat School for PPE Training Needs

Hazmat School is one of the leading workplace safety training institutes in the U.S. We assist over 20,000 students yearly in sharpening their skills and meeting compliance requirements.

Our highly trained and experienced instructors deliver real-world examples and take a step-by-step approach to ensure that individuals are equipped with skills and knowledge to enhance safety.

Browse the collection of online courses or register for the PPE training course right now.

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