Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes all clothing and work accessories designed to protect employees from workplace hazards. Protective equipment should not replace engineering, administrative, or procedural controls for safety - it should be used in conjunction with these controls. Employees must wear protective equipment as required and when instructed by a supervisor.
Always remove protective clothing before leaving the work area. Do not wear PPE in public elevators, classrooms, restrooms, break rooms, etc.
The following sections provide general guidelines and requirements for using personal protective equipment.
Reviewed November 2014