Personal Protective Equipment

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SKU: C-801Duration: 40 Minutes Certificate Included

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Course Details


Training Time: 40 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.132: Personal Protective Equipment

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Tamil, Polish, Russian, Thai
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Every day, someone decides to give up their sight, hearing, fingers, toes, or worse to save a few seconds of effort. Sure it can be inconvenient and uncomfortable, but using personal protective equipment (PPE) properly is better than many unfortunate alternatives. Use this course to educate yourself and your team on head protection, eye and face protection, hand protection, foot protection, respiratory protection, and hearing protection.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify various types of personal protective equipment
  • State the intended purpose for different types of personal protective equipment
  • Describe specific personal protective equipment required for certain work conditions and hazards
  • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment for a given environment or task
  • Differentiate between subclasses of a given type of personal protective equipment and define their limits of protection

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is a hard hat?
Hard hats provide protection from the impact and penetration of falling or moving objects. There are two main categories of hard hats, Type I and Type II, and each type is divided into three classes. Type I and Type II specification protect from impacts to the top of the head. Type II specification is newer and provides additional protection from impacts at the front, sides, and back.

What are examples of eye protection?
Eye protection includes but is not limited to safety lenses, safety glasses, goggles, and welding goggles.

What does eyewear have to do to be considered safety glasses?
In order to qualify as safety glasses, eyewear must have side-impact protection and meet the ANSI standard for impact protection and shatter resistance. Eyewear that meets this standard will have "Z87" printed or stamped on it.

What are face shields?
Face shields are not a direct substitute for eye protection. They are intended to help protect the face area from harmful dust, debris, and liquid. Some chemicals and certain operations call for wearing safety glasses or goggles in combination with a face shield.

How is hand protection chosen?
Hand protection is made of various materials. Always select the correct type of hand protection by matching it to the anticipated hazard.

What do safety shoes have to include in the United States?
Footwear must have impact-resistance, compression-resistance, metatarsal-impact protection, conductive properties to reduce static electricity, electric hazard protection, static dissipative properties, and puncture resistance.

When is respiratory protection necessary?
Respiratory protection is imperative for employees working in areas lacking sufficient oxygen, as well as in areas that have the presence of any atmospheric contaminants that inhibit respiratory functions. This can include dust, smoke, gas, vapor, sprays, or mists. Without respiratory protection, these health hazards can possibly lead to cancer, lung impairment, disease, or even death.

What are two types of hearing protection?
Hearing protection includes ear plugs worn inside the ear and ear muffs worn over the ears. In some cases, people wear both at the same time.

What is body protective clothing?
Body protective clothing provides exposure protection from many different hazards, including chemical liquids, molten metals, dust, gases and vapors, and extreme temperatures. Examples of body protective clothing include disposable suits, chemical protective suits, chemical protective aprons, welding apron, and heat-resistant turnout gear.

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

PPE must fit properly to provide the best protection. It should be comfortable and allow for freedom of movement. Always inspect your PPE before use and never use defective or damaged equipment. Carefully select the most effective PPE based on the environment in which you will be working. This training will cover the various types of PPE, the limitations of each type, and OSHA standards published for each type.

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) –
  • OSHA Safety & Health Training Topics –
  • OSHA Fact Sheet -
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) –
  • NIOSH Topics -

Customer Reviews


PPE Training Program

“This program is great for new employee and refresher training. It provides the basics and a little more for all form of protection. It greatly supports our written program, in providing a visual to read policy. Help standardize compliance and also generates questions from employees who have never had to wear it before. ”

TNT Verified Customer


Good Video

“This video is a good one. Although not all of the information pertains to our company it provides a thorough explaination of PPE and the importances of always using it.”

Christine Verified Customer

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