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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of clothing, equipment, or device worn by a person to protect themselves from potential hazards in the workplace. PPE is designed to protect workers from physical, chemical, biological, and other hazards that may be encountered in the workplace. Examples of PPE include gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, respirators, and protective clothing.

The use of PPE is an important part of any workplace safety program. Therefore, it is important to ensure that workers are properly trained in using PPE and that it is properly maintained and stored. In addition, PPE should be inspected regularly to ensure that it is in good condition and that it is being used correctly.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established standards for using PPE in the workplace. These standards require employers to provide workers with appropriate PPE and to ensure that it is used properly. Employers must also train workers on properly using PPE and ensure it is properly maintained and stored.

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  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (n.d.). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Retrieved from