Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes items such as hard hats, respirators, hearing protection, goggles, face shields, and protective clothing. OSHA requires employers to conduct a hazard assessment of the workplace to determine what PPE is necessary to prevent contact with or exposure to chemicals, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, etc.
The OEHS has developed a “Personal Protective Equipment-Hazard Assessment Certification Program” (PPE-HACP) to assist departments and administrative units with OSHA compliance. University departments/administrative units are responsible for implementation of the PPE-HACP. The program addresses hazard assessment, employee training, and use of appropriate PPE related to safeguarding employees from potential injuries.
The appropriate PPE shall be provided and used by affected employees to protect them from identified hazards. PPE must fit properly and must be maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition. The OEHS can provide appropriate audio/visual and printed material for use in training and assistance with selection of PPE.
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