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 • Confined spaces • Tools • Dusts, vapors, etc.
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
if not worn properly, ear plugs will not protect your hearing nearly as well as they should
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
goggles will not fit properly over safety glasses Corrective Action: remove your safety glasses before donning goggles and replace them directly after
cable like this is likely to have wickers Corrective Action: always wear appropriate gloves to protect your hands from possible cuts or punctures
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Memory Check • A worker mixing chemicals must NOT wear • safety glasses • goggles • gloves • long sleeves