Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction

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By EdApp
4 Lessons
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Hazards are always present in any construction site, requiring protective equipment and training workers to use it properly is crucial as a last line of defense against any untoward accidents.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction Lessons

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  1. Introduction to PPE
  2. Types of PPE
  3. Hard Hats
  4. Hearing Conservation

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Introduction to PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction Course - Lesson Excerpt

**Personal Protective Equipments ** (PPE)

Introduction to PPE

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses.

Introduction to PPE

Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses, shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, coveralls, and vests.

Introduction to PPE

Required personnel protection equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times when on construction or renovation sites

Introduction to PPE

At a minimum, each employee is required to wear a hard hat and safety glasses and high visibility safety vests with reflective striping when exposed to vehicular traffic.

Introduction to PPE

Be aware when personal protective equipment is necessary.

Introduction to PPE

Always use protective equipment properly.

Introduction to PPE

Know what kind of protective equipment is necessary.

Introduction to PPE

Understand the limitations of personal protective equipment in protecting workers from injury.

Introduction to PPE

Put on, adjust, wear, and take off personal protective equipment.

Introduction to PPE

Maintain protective equipment properly.

Introduction to PPE

Work Clothing Shirt sleeves a minimum of 4 inches long. Long sleeves when performing hot work. Work clothes shall not have excessive wear or holes that would create a burn hazard. Natural fiber or FR treated clothing required for site/task specific duties. Tyvek may be required for use when working in regulated areas for inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, & hexavalent chromium. Cotton or FR Disposable suits may be required when performing hot work or per client requirements.

Types of PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction Course - Lesson Excerpt

Types of PPE

Types of PPE

Head & Face Protection

Hard hats are required at all times.

Types of PPE

Use welding hoods with properly shaded lens.

Types of PPE

Soft band welding hoods are only permitted with the approval of site management

Types of PPE

Use face shields when grinding, torch cutting, chipping/jackhammering, or splash protection.

Types of PPE

Eye Protection Safety glasses shall be used at all times. Prescription safety glasses shall be permitted to worn only if they are ANSI Z87 approved and have permanently attached side shields. If prescription eye wear is not ANSI Z87, glass type safety glasses shall be worn over.

Employees must have medical clearances before wearing a respirator.

Types of PPE

Fit-testing required at least annually, for different models of respirators and prior to initial use.

Types of PPE

To be issued a respirator, an employee must be clean shaven.

Types of PPE

Glasses and goggles must be worn in a manner that does not interfere with the seal.

Types of PPE

Employees wearing a tight fitting respirator must perform a positive & negative pressure seal check prior to donning the respirator.

Types of PPE

Respirators must be stored in a bag when not in use & the employees name must be on both the respirator/bag.

Types of PPE

Employees are responsible for cleaning and maintaining their own respirator.

Types of PPE

Hard Hats

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction Course - Lesson Excerpt

Hard Hats

Hard Hats

A hard hat is a form of head protection worn by workers to help prevent injuries from falling debris, impacts and other hazards.

Hard Hats

Hard hats are also known as safety helmets, and are made from strong plastic such as HDPE (high-density polyethylene).

Hard Hats

Hard hats are the best way to protect yourself from workplace hazards that may cause head trauma such as objects falling from above; bumping into fixed objects, such as pipes or beams; or contact with electrical hazards.

Hard Hats

When objects or debris might fall from above and strike workers on the head

Hard Hats

When employees may strike their heads against fixed objects, like supports, beams, or other equipment

Hard Hats

When there is the possibility that workers’ heads will make contact with electrical hazards

Hard Hats

Hearing Conservation

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction Course - Lesson Excerpt

Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems.

Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation aims to prevent occurrence or reduce progression of noise-induced hearing loss.

Hearing Conservation

Excessive exposure to high levels of noise causes permanent hearing loss, sleeplessness, irritability, among other harmful health effects as well.

Hearing Conservation

Noise-induced hearing loss can be temporary which results from short-term exposures to noise, with normal hearing returning after period of rest or permanent which is caused by prolonged exposure to high noise levels over a period of time.

Hearing Conservation

If noise exposure is equivalent to or greater than 85 decibels (dB) averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) called the Action Level.

Hearing Conservation

If you can’t carry on a typical conversation from 2 feet away without raising your voice, you need monitoring and hearing protection.

Hearing Conservation

Whenever there are changes in production, process, or controls that increase noise exposure, monitoring just be repeated

Hearing Conservation

Careful checking or calibration of instruments used for monitoring employee exposures is needed to ensure that the measurements are accurate

Hearing Conservation

Audiometric testing program monitors an employee’s hearing over time and should be available at no cost.

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