Depending on the hazards in your workplace, workers may need to use personal protective equipment (PPE). Personal protective equipment is worn to protect the eyes, face, head, body, arms, hands, legs, and feet from hazards.

Before PPE is used, employers must:

PPE must be addressed in your required Accident Prevention Program.

Examples of PPE include the following:

  • Hardhats.
  • Eye protection and face shields.
  • Hearing protection.
  • Respirators.
  • High-visibility vests and ballistic vests.
  • Fall protection systems.
  • Protective gloves.
  • Chaps.
  • Steel-toe shoes and safety boots.

A Respiratory Protection Program is required for respirator use.


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