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Personal Protective Equipment

Safety Orientation

Think about

Personal Protective Equipment

as a barrier – a shield keeping a hazard AWAY from your body.

There are different kinds of PPE designed & approved to keep specific hazards away from your eyes, face, ears, hands & feet.

At Trussway, specific tasks & job assignments have been identified where PPE is required.

The company provides PPE at NO COST to employees.

PPE only works when you Use It Properly!

  • To properly select & use PPE for a job or task, you must understand the equipment's purpose & limitations

  • PPE must not be altered or removed, even though you may find it uncomfortable

  • Remember: Sometimes equipment is uncomfortable simply because it does not fit properly

  • Any discomfort from using your PPE (sweating, binding) is nothing when compared to metal or wood going into your eye, losing your good hearing or other potential injuries

If you have

a about your PPE:


Ask your supervisor


Hard Hat

Head Protection & Visibility

  • Wearing a proper hard hat is required when working in the yard

  • It protects your head from overhead hazards (others working above you, places where objects can drop down on you)

  • Bright-colored hard hats also give you additional visibility in the yard where forklifts & other moving equipment are being used

Eye Protection

You only have 2 eyes

How important is eye protection?

Well, how important is your sight?

An eye?

There are jobs & specific tasks in the workplace that the company has identified as having potential eye injury hazards.

That’s why eye protection is MANDATORY when performing this kind of work.

Eye injuries happen in a BLINK!

It only takes a brief, unlucky moment to change your life & cost you your sight.

CAUTION & safety are always important.

PREVENTION comes first.

Next, eye protection provides a practical BARRIER to the hazard – just in case.

Nail penetrating the eye

Eye injuries happen in a BLINK!

The company provides eye protection suitable for work to be performed.

Employees must use this protection!

Regular sun glasses may look cool, but they’re the for protecting your eyes.


  • Regular sun glasses & eyewear won’t provide impact protection

  • Safety eyewear will have ANSI Z87.1 stamped or marked on the frame & lens

  • Even prescription glasses are NOT safety glasses if they don’t have the ANSI Z87.1 identification

Safety Glasses but they’re the

with Side Shields protect you from

  • Direct exposure to wind-blown dust & debris

  • Sawdust particles & wood chips at or around saws

  • Nails & deflected particles during nail gun operations

  • Other eye injury hazards for specific tasks

REMEMBER:Wear your safety glasses in areas

where signs say they are required!

HEARING PROTECTION but they’re the is another type of PPE that is explained during special training.

Cutting lumber & building trusses can be noisy work. That’s why Trussway has established a Hearing Conservation Program to protect employees.

You will receive a special orientation about this program.

Just remember: Use of hearing protection is required in .


HAND PROTECTION but they’re the Keeping fingers together & attached.


Heavy-duty gloves are provided for carrying & handling lumber to prevent contact with splinters

DO NOT wear gloves when working close to saw blades, moving parts, gears, conveyors or where the glove could get caught & pull your hand into the equipment!

FOOT SAFETY but they’re the

Protecting feet & preventing falls.

Sturdy shoes in good condition are required in all work areas.

Good shoes with slip-resistant soles give you protection from cuts & abrasions in case you walk against a sharp edge or splintered lumber.

Canvas, fabric or tennis shoes, sandals & non-soled shoes such as moccasins are PROHIBITED in work areas.

DUST MASKS but they’re the

frequently used for working with chemicals:

  • Respirators can protect you against designated hazards when properly selected and worn.

  • Respirator use is encouraged, even when exposures are below the exposure limit, to provide an additional level of comfort and protection for workers.

  • However, if a respirator is used improperly or not kept clean, the respirator itself can become a hazard.

  • Sometimes, workers may wear respirators to avoid exposures to hazards, even if the amount of hazardous substance does not exceed the limits set by OSHA standards.

  • If the company provides respirators for your voluntary use, or if you provide your own respirator, you need to take certain precautions to be sure that the respirator itself does not present a hazard.

DUST MASKS but they’re the

Information you must know before use:

  • You should do the following:

  • Read and heed all instructions provided by the manufacturer on use, maintenance, cleaning and care, and warnings regarding the respirators limitations.

  • Choose respirators certified for use to protect against the contaminant of concern. NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, certifies respirators. A label or statement of certification should appear on the respirator or respirator packaging. It will tell you what the respirator is designed for and how much it will protect you.

  • If the company provides respirators for your voluntary use, or if you provide your own respirator, you need to take certain precautions to be sure that the respirator itself does not present a hazard.

  • Keep track of your respirator so that you do not mistakenly use someone else's respirator.

Trussway requires all new hires to review & sign Appendix D to Sec. 1910.134 (Mandatory) Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under the Standard