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General Industry Standards. Personal Protective Equipment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Today’s agenda. You will learn how Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) issues relate to our facility. We will discuss: Rules for PPE use Types of PPE that are available

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General Industry Standards

Personal Protective Equipment



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Today’s agenda

You will learn how Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) issues relate to our facility. We will discuss:

  • Rules for PPE use

  • Types of PPE that are available

  • What requirements apply to our facility


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PPE: What is it?

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with hazards, such as:

  • Chemical

  • Radiological

  • Physical

    PPE includes:

  • Face shields

  • Safety glasses

  • Hard hats

  • Safety shoes

  • Goggles

  • Electrical

  • Mechanical

  • Other Hazards

  • Coveralls

  • Gloves

  • Vests

  • Ear plugs/muffs

  • Respirators


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Importance of PPE

  • PPE is known as the last line of defense against an injury

  • Any questions regarding PPE should be directed to your supervisor


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PPE rules

  • Users must be trained and authorized to use PPE

  • PPE procedures must be followed at all times

  • PPE must be inspected prior to each use

  • Never use damaged or defective PPE

  • PPE not provided by the Company must be approved by your supervisor

  • PPE has a useful life span—replace at or before that date

    Failure to follow safety procedures can lead to discipline, up to and including discharge, however, the real reason to follow safety procedures is to prevent accidents!


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How to use PPE

  • Check to be sure that you have the size and model of PPE that you were trained and fitted for

  • Inspect before use

  • Follow proper procedures for donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off)

  • Keep PPE clean and store the PPE in the designated, clean and dry location


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Eye and face protection

  • Safety glasses with side shields protect against flying particles

  • Goggles protect against dust and chemical splash

  • Face shields provide face protection but must always be worn with safety glasses

  • Special protection is required for welding, flame cutting and laser exposure


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Head protection

Bump caps do not provide impact protection, rather offer only minimal protection from obstructions or projections in the work area

Hard hats provide protection from impacts, and some hard hats provide protection from electrical shock


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PPE foot protection

  • Safety-toe work shoes or boots provide protection form falling or rolling objects or from penetration

  • Special foot PPE can be required when working in wet areas or where chemicals are present


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Electrical PPE

  • Insulating line hose and blankets

  • Insulated tools

  • Gloves and other protective apparel


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PPE hand protection

  • Cut and abrasion resistant gloves

  • Heat resistant gloves

  • Chemical resistant gloves


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PPE body protection

Aprons

Leggings and spats

Suits

Sleeve guards


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Our PPE requirements

  • PPE required in our plant and how to use the PPE:

  • [insert information]

  • PPE storage and sanitation locations:

  • [insert information]

  • Questions regarding PPE can be addressed to your supervisor.

  • [insert information]

  • Replacement and special PPE can be found at:

  • [insert information]


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Conclusion

  • PPE is the last line of defense

  • Always wear PPE when required

  • Inspect PPE before each use

  • Clean and store properly after use

    The Correct PPE Keeps the Hazard In Check!


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For more information

For more information regarding Personal Protective Equipment or other safety issues please contact:

Gregory & Appel Insurance

Mike Salazar, Vice President

Direct: 317-686-6407

Email: [email protected]


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