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Personal Protective Equipment. Module 6. Objectives. After this module you should be able to identify the most common PPE-related hazards take the necessary steps to avoid those hazards. PPE-Related Hazards. Falling objects Flying objects Sharp objects Chemicals Noise Welding

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Personal Protective Equipment

Module 6

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  • After this module you should be able to

    • identify the most common PPE-related hazards

    • take the necessary steps to avoid those hazards

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PPE-Related Hazards

  • Falling objects

  • Flying objects

  • Sharp objects

  • Chemicals

  • Noise

  • Welding

  • Confined spaces

  • Tools

  • Dusts, vapors, etc.

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hearing protection is often a requirement on a rig, especially at the generators

Corrective Action: don appropriate hearing protection when it is deemed as necessary

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if not worn properly, ear plugs will not protect your hearing nearly as well as they should

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PPE is essential in the chemical mixing area; note that this worker did not don his mask correctly

when mixing drilling mud the worker should wear gloves, long sleeves, goggles, and a dust mask; when dealing with caustics or lime, add an apron and a face shield

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don’t let this happen to you

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goggles will not fit properly over safety glasses

Corrective Action: remove your safety glasses before donning goggles and replace them directly after

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cable like this is likely to have wickers

Corrective Action: always wear appropriate gloves to protect your hands from possible cuts or punctures

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a cabinet for clean, orderly storage of PPE is a must

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without being aware of it, your PPE can become defective, therefore it will not provide the protection you need

Corrective Action: get in the habit of routinely inspecting and maintaining your PPE according to the manufacturer or company policy

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these welders are unprotected from falling objects with just welding hoods on

Corrective Action: after the welding operation is complete, a hard hat should be worn

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Applicable Standards

  • 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure

  • 1910.132-138 General requirements, electrical protective equipment, and eye, face, respiratory, head, foot, and hand protection

  • 1926.52 Occupational Noise Exposure

  • 1926 Subpart E Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

  • API RP 54 section 5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Your Employer Is Responsible For

  • Assessing the jobsite to determine what ppe is needed to adequately protect employees

  • Providing the PPE needed

  • Providing the proper training on ppe and ppe-related hazards

  • Responding to and correcting hazards pointed out by you, the worker

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You Are Responsible For

  • Donning the proper PPE when necessary

  • Inspecting, maintaining, and properly storing your PPE

  • Correcting the hazards you are able to correct

  • Reporting to your supervisor the hazards you are unable to correct

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Case Study

  • An employee was struck on the head by a falling a-frame leg of a drilling derrick. The employee was in the process of guiding the brace of the a-frame leg into place.

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Case Study

  • An overloaded truck spilled some stones before dumping the load. A worker near the truck was struck on his head, neck, and shoulder by several stones. He was not wearing his hard hat.

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Always Remember

  • Wear safety glasses

    • at all times, except when wearing goggles

  • Wear a hard hat

    • at all times, except when wearing a welding hood

  • Wear hard-toed boots

    • at all times

  • Wear hand and arm protection

    • when mixing chemicals (drilling mud, caustics, lime)

    • when handling items that may injure the hands

  • Wear an apron

    • when dealing with caustics or lime

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Always Remember

  • Wear a face shield

    • when grinding

    • when dealing with caustics or lime

  • Wear goggles

    • when mixing chemicals (drilling mud, caustics, lime)

  • Wear a respirator

    • when entering hazardous atmospheres

  • Wear a dust mask

    • when mixing chemicals (drilling mud, caustics, lime)

  • Wear hearing protection

    • at all times in areas that require it

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Memory Check

  • A worker mixing chemicals must NOT wear

    • safety glasses

    • goggles

    • gloves

    • long sleeves

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