When an employer has done everything possible to eliminate or reduce the risk of safety and health hazards, but the risk for exposure still exists, the employer should identify and evaluate any hazards and provide employees with proper personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE should be a last resort to keep employees safe. It's important to select the proper types of PPE and ensure that it is used and maintained appropriately.
OSHA may require specific PPE for your hazard exposures. Your employees may require additional training and testing. Contact your Pinnacol safety consultant with any questions.
Don't forget to use a training roster to document your employee safety training.
Related materials available for order:
- Personal Protective Equipment poster (dual-language materials)
OSHA Fact Sheet: Working Outdoors in Warm Climates
OSHA Quick Card: Construction PPE
OSHA eTool: PPE Selection — Impact Hazards: Safety Spectacles
OSHA eTool: PPE Selection — Dust: Goggles
Sample Respiratory Protection Program
Using Respirators When Not Required
Respiratory protection decision flowchart
Respirator Cleaning Procedures
OSHA Construction eTool: Falling/Flying Objects
NIOSH: Eye safety Tool Box Talk
OSHA eTool: PPE Selection — Heat: Safety Spectacles
OSHA eTool: PPE Selection — Chemicals: Goggles
OSHA Respiratory Protection FAQs
OSHA eTool: Respiratory Scope and Application
Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire