Sample Personal Protective Equipment Policy
The purpose of the Personal Protective Equipment Policies (PPE) is to protect employees
from exposure to work place hazards and the risk of injury through the
use of personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE is not a substitute for more effective control
methods and its use will be considered only when other means of protection against hazards
are not adequate or feasible. It will be used in conjunction with other controls unless no other
means of hazard control exist.
Personal protective equipment will be provided, used, and maintained when it has been determined that its use is required to ensure the safety and health of our employees and that such use will lessen the likelihood of occupational injury and/or illness.
Download the Sample PPE Policy PDF, which addresses general PPE requirements, including eye and face, head, foot and leg, hand and arm, body (torso) protection, and protection from drowning. Separate programs exist for respiratory protection and hearing protection as the need for participation in these programs is established through industrial hygiene monitoring. The PPE PDF also includes a Sample PPE Training Certification Form.