PDH Online

Personal Protective Equipment

Credit: 4 PDH
Course Fee: $48.00
97 pages

Course Summary:

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

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

Learning Objective:

  • The Requirement for PPE
  • The Hazard Assessment
  • Selecting PPE
  • Training Employees in the Proper Use of PPE
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Head Protection
  • Types of Hard Hats
  • Size and Care Considerations
  • Foot and Leg Protection
  • Hand and Arm Protection
  • Body Protection
  • Hearing Protection

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Course Content

Course Author: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Course 1

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