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Chapter 19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The purpose of this program is to protect workers from common workplace hazards (such as cutting, grinding, drilling, sharp edges, pinch, and temperature extremes) or exposures to harmful substances and physical agents in the work area (including chemicals, extreme heat or cold, lasers, radiation hazards, biohazards, fall hazards, and dust) by setting forth requirements for the most common types of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats/helmets, safety shoes and glasses, and protective clothing. (Hazard-specific PPE requirements, such as laser safety glasses, dust masks, and hearing protection, are listed in each appropriate ESH Manual chapter.) It covers determining, acquiring, using, inspecting and maintaining, and posting for common types of PPE. It applies to workers, their supervisors, and others overseeing their activities.

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Procedures and Requirements

Guidelines

Forms and Tools

Other Program Documents and Resources

Program Ownership

Department: Field Services
Program Manager: Norman Picker Jr

Additional Contacts

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