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Personal Protective Equipment. Healthcare Workers. Session Objectives. You will be able to: Recognize the importance of PPE Identify job hazards that require PPE Select appropriate PPE Inspect and fit PPE properly Remove and dispose of PPE safely Maintain PPE in good, safe condition.

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session objectives
Session Objectives
  • You will be able to:
    • Recognize the importance of PPE
    • Identify job hazards that require PPE
    • Select appropriate PPE
    • Inspect and fit PPE properly
    • Remove and dispose of PPE safely
    • Maintain PPE in good, safe condition
what you need to know
What You Need to Know
  • Why using assigned PPE is essential
  • Common healthcare hazards that require PPE
  • Types of PPE that could be necessary
  • Proper selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of PPE
  • When new or different PPE might be required
why you need to wear assigned ppe
Why You Need to Wear Assigned PPE
  • You could face a variety of workplace hazards
  • Safety controls don’t always eliminate hazards
  • When hazards can’t be eliminated, PPE serves as a barrier between you and the hazards
  • OSHA regulations and our policy require appropriate PPE
osha requirements
OSHA Requirements
  • What PPE is needed for each task
  • How to use it correctly
  • Limitations of PPE
  • How to maintain PPE properly
common healthcare hazards requiring ppe
Common Healthcare Hazards Requiring PPE
  • Skin penetration by sharps
  • Chemicals
  • Antineoplastic and other potentially harmful drugs
  • Blood and other potentially infected materials
  • TB or other airborne bacteria
common healthcare hazards requiring ppe cont
Common Healthcare Hazards Requiring PPE (cont.)
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Heat
  • X rays
  • Light radiation (e.g., lasers or UV)
  • Any other identified hazard
ppe is your personal defense against hazards
PPE Is Your Personal Defense Against Hazards
  • Eyes and face
  • Skin
  • Respiratory system
  • Feet
  • Hearing
  • Head
eye and face protection
Eye and Face Protection
  • Shatterproof safety glasses
  • Goggles
  • Filtered lenses
  • Face shields
  • Eye protection with prescription glasses
skin protection
Skin Protection
  • Gloves
    • Disposable
    • Cotton
    • Leather
    • Rubber, neoprene, or vinyl
    • Heat resistant
  • Protective clothing
respiratory protection
Respiratory Protection
  • Masks
  • Respirators
  • Respirator fit testing and training
foot protection
Foot Protection
  • Sensible, sturdy shoes with nonslip soles
  • Safety shoes
  • Boots
  • Shoe covers
hearing protection
Hearing Protection
  • Earmuffs
  • Earplugs
  • Canal caps
  • Homemade hearing protection IS NOT effective and should NOT be used
head protection
Head Protection
  • Hard hats protect your head in two ways:
    • Hard outer shell resists blows and penetration
    • Shock-absorbing suspensions act as a barrier between the outer shell and your head to absorb impact
hazards and protections
Hazards and Protections
  • Do you understand the information that has been presented so far?
select the right ppe for the job you re performing
Select the Right PPE for the Job You’re Performing
  • We will provide you with PPE that:
    • Protects from identified hazards
    • Is of safe design and construction and gives you a good fit
    • Is sanitary and reliable
    • Provides more than minimum protection
    • Meets required safety and health standards
select the right ppe for chemical hazards
Select the Right PPE for Chemical Hazards
  • Read the label
  • Check the MSDS
  • Ask your supervisor if you have any questions
inspect ppe before use
Inspect PPE Before Use
  • Inspect before each use
  • Look for holes, tears, cracks, wear, or other problems
  • Don’t use defective, worn, or damaged PPE. Turn it in and get an effective replacement.
get a good fit
Get a Good Fit
  • PPE fits well when it:
    • Provides you with the protection you need
    • Is comfortable enough to allow you to move and perform your job well
  • Remember to check fit before each use
remove and dispose of ppe correctly
Remove and Dispose of PPE Correctly
  • Remove PPE when it’s contaminated
  • Remove PPE from the top down, wearing gloves to protect your skin
  • Grasp contaminated gloves on the inside and peel down without touching the outside
  • Place contaminated PPE in assigned containers
  • Wash thoroughly after removing PPE
maintain ppe properly
Maintain PPE Properly
  • Clean PPE before you put it away
  • Store PPE in a safe place where it won’t be damaged or lost
selection use and maintenance
Selection, Use, and Maintenance
  • Do you understand the information in the previous slides?
when new or different ppe may be required
When New or Different PPE May Be Required
  • When tasks change, hazards may change too
  • When new equipment or substances are introduced, you may face new hazards
  • When hazards change, new or different PPE may be required
  • When technology changes, you may be assigned new and improved PPE
  • Your supervisor will explain any changes and prepare you to use new PPE
use ppe responsibly
Use PPE Responsibly
  • Know the job hazards
  • Use the equipment provided
  • Check the equipment
  • Take care of your equipment
  • Remove equipment carefully and clean or dispose of it properly
key points to remember
Key Points to Remember
  • OSHA requires the use of PPE when workplace hazards can’t be eliminated
  • PPE provides you with a barrier of protection against job hazards
  • You need to know how to select, inspect, use, and maintain your PPE correctly
  • Always use assigned PPE
  • If there’s anything about PPE you don’t understand, ask your supervisor