Personal Protective Equipment is crucial to keeping employees safe in the workplace. Because it is the employer’s responsibility to keep employees safe, employers are required to purchase and provide properly fitting PPE at no charge to workers. These items are garments designed to protect the worker from hazards and risks present in a facility. Whether your workplace handles dangerous chemicals or has hazardous equipment on site, it is important to identify areas or tasks that will require an employee to wear PPE.
Regulations and understanding different types of PPE can be confusing. Different environments have different standards and staying compliant can be tricky Below we answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding PPE including standards, training, and how to identify when and where PPE will be necessary.