OSHA Personal Protective Equipment

This personal protective equipment course describes the relevant standards, different types of PPE, and the hazards they protect against.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 1 Hour

What you'll learn

  • What the relevant standards?
  • Hazard controls
  • PPE overview
  • Types of protection
  • General PPE information
  • Employee responsibilities

Course Description

This online personal protective equipment course describes the relevant standards, different types of PPE, and the hazards they protect against.

The OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Course Outline

What the relevant standards?

Hazard controls

  • Engineering/technological solutions
  • Work practices and training

PPE overview,

Types of protection

  • Eyes/face
  • Head
  • Respiratory
  • Hearing
  • Hands/arms
  • Body
  • Legs/feet
  • Special protection

General PPE information

Employee responsibilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

OSHA requires all persons who perform tasks or enter areas where personal protective equipment or clothing is needed to receive this training.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

The length of time for which the training is valid is determined by OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.132 Personal Protective Equipment:

1910.132(f)(1)
The employer shall provide training to each employee who is required by this section to use PPE.

1910.132(f)(3)
When the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required by paragraph (f)(2) of this section, the employer shall retrain each such employee. Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where:

1910.132(f)(3)(i)
Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or

1910.132(f)(3)(ii)
Changes in the types of PPE to be used render previous training obsolete; or

1910.132(f)(3)(iii)
Inadequacies in an affected employee’s knowledge or use of assigned PPE indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.132-1910.138 Personal Protective Equipment Standard.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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