Personal Protective Equipment (General Industry)
OSHA's workplace incident data indicate that a significant portion of all work related injuries and fatalities involve workers
being struck in the eyes, head, face, hand, and or feet by foreign objects. For example, it has been estimated that as many as 2,500 eye injuries occur in
the workplace every working day.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) protects you, your co-workers, and your livelihood when hazards are present in the workplace. Personal protective
equipment is not a substitute for good work practices or controls. No single combination of personal protective equipment or clothing is capable of
protecting you from all hazards, so PPE must be used in conjunction with guards, engineering controls, and administrative controls to ensure your safety and
In this course you will learn what OSHA requires. This includes training on what PPE is necessary, when it is necessary, how to properly put on, take
off, adjust, and wear PPE, the limitations of PPE, and the proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
Take responsibility for correctly fitting, maintaining, training on, and using personal protective equipment
Conduct a workplace hazard evaluation and follow guidelines to select personal protective equipment
Prevent eye injuries by recognizing and eliminating potential workplace hazards and by selecting proper eye protective devices
Avoid foot injuries by understanding and eliminating potential workplace hazards and by choosing appropriate foot protection
Protect hands during work by realizing and preventing potential hazards and by deciding on correct hand protection for the job
Prevent head injuries by keeping an eye on overhead hazards and determining the correct type of hard hat for the job.
This course is intended for all employees exposed to hazards to the head, eyes, hands, and feet.
OSHA - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council has been accredited as an Authorized
Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.
In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized
internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized
to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.