Safety Module #1: Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Purpose of the PPE Module
To develop a written procedure that clearly defines the organization’s goal of determining what hazards exist at the facility and to assist the facility in either eliminating, if possible, or minimizing the hazards where they cannot be eliminated. This will be completed by identifying potential hazards, understanding and implementing the hierarchy of controls and, when necessary, selecting the proper PPE to be utilized, providing such PPE whenever necessary, and teaching affected personnel in the proper use and maintenance and care of the PPE selected.
The organization has three main objectives it wishes to accomplish in regard to its PPE program:
- To protect its employees against injuries incurred at the facility
- To protect the organization’s employees against both short-term and long- term illnesses relating to chemical exposures, noise exposure, injurious light radiation, temperature variations and other related hazards.
- To protect the organization against the legal exposure created by allowing and/or requiring its human resources to be exposed (noted in the first two goals)
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(Both Management & Employee presentations are included)