Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any equipment or devices designed  to be worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. It can include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits & other .These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

A PPE program must be comprehensive. It requires commitment and active participation at the planning, development, and implementation stages from all levels: senior management, supervisors, and workers.


PPE selection must be based on the specific risk factors present in the workplace. Always follow their procedures outlined in OSHAD-SF, Code of Practice 2.0

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