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Course 709 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Course 709 Certificate
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Modules: 7
Hours: 5
Sectors: General Industry

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It's tough for any company to develop a safe and healthful workplace without an effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program. This course provides information on using personal protective equipment to effectively protect workers from being exposed to workplace hazards. Because hazards exist in every workplace, it is important for managers and supervisors to be knowledgeable about program management, hazard assessment, and training requirements.

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Key Topics

  • General Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • PPE Categories
  • Employee-owned Equipment
  • PPE Training Requirements
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Head, Hand, and Foot Protection
  • Electrical Protective Equipment
  • Hearing Protection
  • Training Hands-on PPE Techniques

Target Audience

  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Trainer
  • Employee
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Introduction

PPE is an important part of every hazardous job.

Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and a myriad of other potentially dangerous situations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury.

Controlling a hazard at its source is the best way to protect employees. Depending on the hazard or workplace conditions, OSHA recommends the use of engineering or work practice controls to manage or eliminate hazards to the greatest extent possible. For example, building a barrier between the hazard and the employees is an engineering control; changing the way in which employees perform their work is a work practice control.

When elimination, substitution, engineering, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees and ensure its use. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs), hard hats, respirators and full body suits. Remember, PPE is the last resort in hazard control, not the first choice. Some employers may mistakenly believe PPE is the end-all be-all. They might do too much, not too little.

What is the purpose of this course?

This course will help both employers and employees do the following:

  • Understand the types of PPE.
  • Know the basics of conducting a "hazard assessment" of the workplace.
  • Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances.
  • Understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE.

The information in this course is general in nature and does not address all workplace hazards or PPE requirements. The information, methods and procedures in this course are based on the OSHA requirements for PPE as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for general industry at: OSHA

  • 29 CFR 1910.132 (General requirements)
  • 29 CFR 1910.133 (Eye and face protection)
  • 29 CFR 1910.135 (Head protection)
  • 29 CFR 1910.136 (Foot protection)
  • 29 CFR 1910. 137 (Electrical protective equipment) and
  • 29 CFR 1910.138 (Hand protection)

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. General Requirements
  2. PPE Training Requirements
  3. Eye and Face Protection
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Head, Hand and Foot Protection
  6. Electrical Protective Equipment
  7. Hearing Protection

Course 709 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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