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PPE General Information

Get to know your personal protective equipment (PDF 46 KB)
Article from WorkSafe Magazine describing how to select the right personal protective equipment and who provides and maintains it.
Source: WorkSafe Magazine, January/February 2001 WorkSafeBC

Personal protective equipment is PST exempt! (PDF 116 KB)
Bulletin reminding you that personal protective equipment is exempt from the Provincial Sales Tax (PST). If you have been charged PST on exempt personal protective equipment, the tax can be recovered.
Source: WorkSafe Magazine, January/February 2001 WorkSafeBC

Toolbox Meeting Guide - Basic personal protective equipment and clothing (HTML)
Describes worker and employer responsibilities for basic personal protective equipment.
Source: WorkSafeBC WorkSafeBC

Designing an effective PPE program (HTML)
Information in question-and-answer format on how to implement an effective personal protective equipment program.
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Personal Protective Clothing - Trade names, manufacturers (HTML)
Information in question-and-answer format on trade names and manufacturers of some materials used in personal protective clothing.
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Personal Protective Equipment: The basics (e-Course)
This course provides a practical introduction to the most common types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to protect against common workplace hazards, such as chemicals, noise and mechanical injury. The basics of PPE are covered, including practical tips for safe use, PPE programs, limitations and legal responsibilities. The target audience for the course includes: workers, managers, and supervisors working in an industrial setting, on construction or demolition sites, and in the forestry and mining industries, as well as Health and safety committee members in these sectors.
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) (PDF 281 KB)
Fact sheet describing when and how to use and maintain personal protective equipment.
Source: WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario)

Personal protective equipment (HTML)
This informational booklet provides a general overview of personal protective equipment related to OSHA standards.
Source: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guide (PDF 3.65 MB)
This guide covers PPE requirements used to protect the head, eyes and face, hand and arm, foot and leg, and body (torso) in most work environments.
Source: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Personal Protective Equipment (video)

video thumbnail Video describing the different types of ppe, when it might be needed, and who provides it. (2 min 32 s)
Source: oshasafetytraining Channel, YouTube

Toolbox Talk - Personal protective equipment checklist (PDF 77 KB)
Checklist to help determine if any corrective action is needed to make sure the personal protective equipment being used is sufficient and safe.

Mandatory signs (HTML)
Personal protective equipment signs prescribing specific behaviour (e.g., eye protection must be worn).
Source: HSE (Health and Safety Executive)

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