Personal Protective Equipment 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) refers to the equipment that is worn in order to reduce exposure to serious hazards in the workplace.

Employers must provide PPE to their workers and ensure proper use if administrative controls, engineering and work practice do not provide sufficient protection or are not feasible.

PPE includes but is not limited to:

Head and Face Protection

  • Helmets/ Hard Hats
  • Head Gear Brackets
  • Chin Straps
  • Face Masks

Ear Protection

  • Ear Plugs
  • Ear Muffs

Eye Protection

  • Goggles
  • Safety Glasses

Respiratory Protection

  • Respirators
  • Dust Masks
  • Cartridges 
  • Filters

Hand Protection

  • Gloves

Foot Protection

  • Boots
  • Safety Shoes

Other Protection

  • High visibility clothing
  • Coveralls
  • Lab Coats
  • Safety harnesses
  • Lanyards
  • Self-Retracting Lifeline