Personal Protective Equipment/Hearing Conservation

ppe_600x398What is personal protective equipment?

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.

This is a great general course for employees from all departments. By the end of the training session, participants will understand how a PPE hazard assessment is conducted, involving an evaluation of the workplace and job functions for any potential hazards that can be controlled through the use of PPE. Also, this course will teach supervisors how to select the proper PPE to protect against the hazards found during the hazard assessment and demonstrate how to show employees how to properly wear and care for their PPE.