Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training Course

Course Details

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training Course
DURATION:Approximately 1 hour
OSHA REGULATIONS:Meets Federal & CA OSHA Requirements
CERTIFICATE:Immediate electronic certification upon completion
COMPATIBLE ON:Desktop, Phone or iPad

Code: PPE
Subjects: OSHA Courses
Price: US $20.00

Group & Government Discounts

On-Call 24/7 Remote Instructor Help

Useful Links & Reference Books Included With Course

Corporate Accounts For Managing & Enrolling Groups

100% Guaranteed To Meet Your Regulatory Requirements

Hazmat School’s 1-hour PPE Training Course is essential for all individuals working in environments where personal protective equipment is required to ensure workplace safety. PPE can include gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, coveralls, vests, full body suits, etc. It is relevant for employees, supervisors, and managers across various industries.

Our course covers a comprehensive range of topics, including understanding the different types of PPE, proper selection and use of equipment, inspection, cleaning and maintenance, donning and doffing procedures, the limitations of each type of PPE and compliance with workplace safety regulations.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Certification
OSHA requires employers to train all of the workers who are going to use PPE to know:

      • When PPE is necessary
      • What PPE is necessary
      • How to properly put on, take off, adjust, and wear the PPE
      • The limitations of the PPE
      • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE

After registering for the course, you’ll work through the interactive lessons online at your own pace. You’ll have the ability to pause the training and return whenever you would like, so you don’t need to complete the course in one sitting. You’ll have a period of 30 days to complete the course.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines PPE as equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. PPE can include gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, coveralls, vests, full body suits, and other such items.

Personal protective equipment is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction. OSHA requires that many categories of personal protective equipment meet or be equivalent to standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Employers are required to train each employee who must use PPE.

Employees must be trained to know at least the following:

  • When PPE is necessary.
  • What PPE is necessary.
  • How to properly put on, take off, adjust and wear the PPE.
  • The limitations of the PPE.
  • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE.

Employers shall make sure that each employee demonstrates an understanding of the PPE training, in a language they understand, as well as the ability to properly wear and use PPE before they are allowed to perform work requiring the use of the PPE.

Retraining. If an employer believes that a previously trained employee is not demonstrating the proper understanding and skill level in the use of PPE, that employee should receive retraining. Other situations that require additional or retraining of employees include changes in the workplace or in the type of required PPE that make the prior training obsolete.

While there is no regulatory training requirement, violence occurring in the workplace is a scary scenario that we wish never happened but is unfortunately on the rise. It’s important that employers are aware and prepared to keep their employees safe. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we have seen an increase in the number of active shooter and workplace violence incidents across the United States. With the rise of these fatal workplace violence occurrences, it is even more critical for companies to have a plan and prepare employees for what to do if the unthinkable happens.

Do you know what to do if an active shooter should arrive at your workplace? Do your employees know how to stay safe? Training and practice are critical in being prepared for nearly any crisis situation. You have plans in place and practice drills for what to do in the case of fire and tornados. An active shooter event is another crisis for which employers should also prepare. Most schools now conduct training and drills to prepare children and staff for what to do if an armed intruder should enter the building; companies should also prepare their employees for what to do in the event of an intruder or active shooter arriving on-site.  

Our fully narrated PPE training course is broken down into multiple chapters with knowledge check quizzes scattered throughout the training. The quizzes will prepare you for the multiple-choice final exam, which you will take at the end of the course. After passing the final with a score of 75% or higher, you will be able to print your personalized PPE certificate. Your certificate will include the course title and date issued, as well as our company information, to verify the authenticity of the certificate. You will also have access to our useful resources that includes links and course handouts that you can download to use after the training.

If you have any questions throughout your training, you can easily seek help from our online instructors, who are available to provide assistance 24 hours per day, every day of the week. They are available by email, phone or live chat.

Hazmat School’s online Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Course is designed for anyone that works near any hazards, such as electricity, chemicals, noise, and heat. OSHA requires under 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I that you must keep yourself safe by wearing PPE to eliminate the risk of accidents or injuries. Our Personal Protective Equipment training course will teach you everything you need to know about the different types of PPE.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

As one of the nation’s leaders in workplace safety training, Hazmat School serves over 20,000 students each year. Our instructors use in-depth, real-world exercises and a step-by-step approach to keep your organization in compliance with the latest rules and regulations. Give our knowledgable professionals a call at 877-OSHA-NOW (674-2669) or send us a message to discuss your needs. We look forward to serving you!

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Can my team go through this training together?

Yes, as long as they each login to their own accounts to complete their final exams.

Is annual training required for this course?

No, annual training is not required.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, we offer group discounts starting at 6 or more employees. Email us for the discount code at

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    “Excellent courses for important subject matters. Well narrated and clearly illustrated. Very helpful quiz format after each section. Easy to register!  I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Hazmat School!”

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