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709 Personal Protective Equipment
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It's tough for any company to develop a safe and healthful workplace without an effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program that effectively helps prevent exposure to chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.

This course provides information on using personal protective equipment to effectively protect workers from being exposed to workplace hazards. Because hazards exist in every workplace, it is important for managers and supervisors to be knowledgeable about program management, hazard assessment, and training requirements.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Describe employer and employee general requirements for PPE.
LO 1.1.2 List and describe the various types of PPE.
LO 1.1.3 Describe how PPE fits into the "Hierarchy of Controls" strategy.
LO 1.2.1 Describe the requirements for PPE training.
LO 1.3.1 Describe the requirements for eye and face protection PPE.
LO 1.4.1 Identify the various types of respiratory protection and proper use.
LO 1.5.1 Describe head, hand, and foot protection, and related requirements.
LO 1.6.1 Summarize the care and use of electrical protective equipment.
LO 1.7.1 Define "action level," and resultant requirements for hearing protection.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)