Personal Protective Equipment: 01. Introduction to PPE
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Personal Protective Equipment: 01. Introduction to PPE

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Updated Jun 23, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Learn that PPE can include a wide range of devices and garments, from face shields and hard hats to safety glasses and goggles, coveralls, vests, and safety shoes. Basically, anything you can wear to protect yourself from workplace hazards is considered PPE.
  • Learn what’s required for specific industries under this standard and answer some general questions about PPE.
Course Description

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, includes any gear or equipment someone might wear at work to protect themselves from harm. PPE can include a wide range of devices and garments, from face shields and hard hats to safety glasses and goggles, coveralls, vests, and safety shoes. Basically, anything you can wear to protect yourself from workplace hazards is considered PPE. In this course, we’ll introduce the main Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, standard concerning PPE. We’ll discuss what’s required for specific industries under this standard and answer some general questions about PPE.