Industrial Hygiene

Personal Protective Equipment

Last Updated: October 22, 2018
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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

When engineering or administrative controls are not feasible, personal protective equipment can be used to protect workers. PPE is utilized only when hazards cannot be eliminated or reduced with engineering and administrative controls as demonstrated by the Hierarchy of Controls:

PPE includes, but is not limited to: hearing protection, eye protection, protective clothing, respiratory protection, safety shoes/boots, gloves, helmets, body armor and uniforms


​Role of Army IH in PPE:

Army IH is often involved with the identification of hazards present in a workplace, which dictates what PPE must be used. IH Programs  can assist in the selection of appropriate PPE.  Army IH programs can also provide employees with information on the proper maintenance, handling, and training regarding PPE.

  

Army Regulations and Websites:

Federal Regulations and Guidance:

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