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Personal protective equipment guidelines

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is clothing and equipment worn by employees,


students, contractors or all people in the workplace to protect or shield their bodies from
workplace hazards.

Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 sets out the obligation of an
employer 'where it is not practicable to avoid the presence of hazards at the workplace, [to]
provide the employees with, or otherwise provide for the employees to have, such adequate
personal protective clothing and equipment as is practicable to protect them against those
hazards, without any cost to the employees'.
 Codes of Practice: First Aid Facilities and Services, Workplace Amenities and Facilities,
Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment 2002, provides guidance on the selection,
provision and use of personal protective equipment and requirements for specific hazards.
 Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 also provide guidance.
In the hierarchy of controls (elimination, substitution, engineering, administration and PPE),
personal protective equipment is considered the least satisfactory method in the prevention
of work-related injury or illness and is only to be used when other measures are not feasible
or cannot be implemented immediately. PPE should be used, however, to supplement or
augment other means of hazard control, to further minimize the risk of injury.

Issues affecting use of PPE include discomfort and inconvenience, and inappropriate or
poorly maintained equipment. It is vital that problems caused by inadequate selection, fit and
maintenance do not undermine the effectiveness of the equipment.

Types of personal protective equipment


PPE can be considered in the following categories, based on the type of protection
afforded by the equipment:

 Respiratory protection - for example, disposable, cartridge, airline, half or full face
 Eye protection – for example, spectacles/goggles, shields, visors
 Hearing protection – for example, ear muffs and plugs
 Hand protection – for example, gloves and barrier creams
 Foot protection – for example, shoes/boots
 Head protection – for example, helmets, caps, hoods, hats
 Working from heights - for example, harness and fall arrest devices
 Skin protection – for example, hats, sunburn cream, long sleeved clothes
 Other personal protective equipment: This may include PPE for specific tasks such
disposable clothing for working with chemicals, radiation hazards, welding, painting.
Examples include: lead aprons for x-ray protection; sleeve protectors, aprons, coveralls
when using chemicals; leather jackets, trousers and spats for welding; thermal and cold
protective clothing for work near furnaces and cool rooms.
Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/ppe.htm
Skimming

1. Gloves and Helmet are personal protective protection. (True and False)

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2. the employees pay for personal protective protection (true and false)

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3. personal protective protection minimizes the risk of injury. (true and false)

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4. spectacles included in the category of eye protection (true and false)

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5. for whom personal protective equipment is used:
a. contractors and employees
b. government
c. all people in the workplace
6. what equipmet we should wear to protect our head
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Scanning
1. How many types of personal protective protection ?
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2. Mention types of personal protective protection are?
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3. Mention examples of foot protection devices !
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4. Personal protective protection is satisfactory method (true and false)

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5. Aprons is not personal protective protection (true and false)

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