File Name: safety and personal protective equipment .zip
Selecting the right PPE to sufficiently reduce exposure to hazards is essential to laboratory safety. The purpose of this section is to provide resources allowing researchers to identify and classify various types of PPE so the appropriate safety precautions are taken when conducting research. Each category includes its own corresponding safety equipment that will be described below. Eye and Face Protection. Full face protection is achieved by wearing face shields.
Order your copy here. Yearly statistics of mortal and major work accidents explain the importance of protection and prevention. Employers have a responsibility to provide and make use of personal protective equipment PPE wherever there is a risk to the health and safety of employees that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The main piece of legislation pertaining to all equipment worn or held including clothing affording protection against the weather, is the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations PPE consists primarily of safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. The PPE procedure offers a more exhaustive list. Crash helmets and cycle helmets worn by employees on the road are not included as these are covered by road traffic legislation.
Protection for head, eyes, ears, skin, feet, hands, respiratory system, or body is necessary under certain hazardous working conditions in order to be in compliance with appropriate state safety laws. Reasonable engineering controls, such as increased ventilation, are preferable to personal protective equipment. Where employees are required to wear personal protective equipment, the cost of the equipment should be considered a departmental expense. It is the responsibility of all employees to wear personal protective equipment if it has been determined that its use is required. The cost of this equipment may be charged against any approved departmental account.
Category: PPE View all files in this category 1. Individual facility managers may impose stricter guidelines at their discretion. Personal Protective Equipment PPE establishes a barrier between the worker and the hazard, but it does not eliminate the hazard. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3. Repository Home. Online Testing.
Personal protective equipment PPE can protect you against chemical and physical hazard exposure. It is important to be aware of the hazardous materials you work with or which you may come into contact with, and adjust your PPE accordingly. Evaluate the scale and any deviation from your procedures, as this may influence a change in the protection required. PPE includes eye protection, gloves, maximum skin coverage and closed toe shoes.