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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 29CFR1910 Subpart I.
Verification of Training
The employer shall verify that each affected employee has received and understood the required training through a written certification that contains the name of each employee trained, the date of training, and that identifies the subject of the certification.
Head protection is required when there is a potential for injury to the head. Hard hats and similar head-gear is specifically designed to reduce the impact of a falling object, overhead, protruding or bump hazards. The hard outer shell prevents the object from direct contact with the skull, the space between the outer and inner shell absorbs the shock of the falling object, and the soft inner shell spreads the impact over a greater area, reducing the potential for injury even more.
Specialized protective head-gear is required when there is an exposure to electrical conductors which could contact the head. Electrical protective helmets are specifically designed to reduce electrical shock hazards.
Hard-hats and electrically insulated helmets must comply with or be equally effective as the latest version of ANSI Z89.1, "American National Standard for Personnel Protection-Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers-Requirements,“
Hair nets prevent human hair from contaminating the food source during processing and packing.
Insulating blankets, matting, covers, line hose, gloves, and sleeves made of rubber must be marked with the manufacturer’s name, and the type or class of the product. They must meet specific compliance standards for insulating properties and have no irregularities in the workmanship.
Electrical protective equipment must also be maintained in good and reliable condition, and have no breaks, cracks or other deformities that would impact the insulating and protective properties of the device.
Insulating gloves may be combined with other types of gloves to provide additional protection from extreme cold or other hazards, however the electrical insulating glove portion must be worn closest to the skin.
other high voltage apparatus to provide personal protection for workers.
dealing with operations that involve a hazardous environment. For example
where Ammonia is used in food preservation an organic vapor cartridge would
work in conjunction with the full face respirator.
Hearing Protection is required when noise levels exceed the regulatory limits established by OSHA.
The general rule of thumb, is that if an area is too noisy to carry on a conversation without yelling at one another, then you need to test for noise levels. Noise level testing requires a calibrated noise level meter.
When required a written hearing conservation program must be developed and implemented which includes monitoring and sampling, engineering controls, yearly medical hearing examinations (audiograms), written procedures, use of hearing protection, training, communication with employees and recordkeeping.
yelling, then the employee should wear hearing protection like the ear plug shown above.