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Personal Protective Equipment

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.132-138

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This PPE online training certification course describes the relevant standards and general OSHA requirements for personal protective equipment. Important course topics include hazard assessment, hazard controls, and different types of PPE protection.

A personal protective equipment (PPE) program is a critical component of a safe and healthy workplace. Workplace hazards exist in many different forms, including sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise, and numerous other potentially dangerous situations. Personal protective equipment training helps employers and employees understand the various types of PPE, what PPE is appropriate for specific circumstances, and the proper use and care of PPE.

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This OSHA PPE training is designed for anyone who uses, selects, maintains, or inspects PPE in the workplace. The Personal Protective Equipment Standard, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132-138, applies to managers, supervisors, and employees within the general industry sector. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

Case Study: A 67-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital on May 24, 2003. The patient's mother had recently been admitted to the same hospital and died from pneumonia. Progressive respiratory failure later developed in the patient, and, on May 28, 2003, she suffered respiratory arrest. Medical staff attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Three Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses (referred to here as Nurses 1 to 3) participated in the resuscitation, along with other personnel. The nurses were wearing PPE, including two gowns, two sets of gloves, goggles, and a full-face shield (except Nurses 1 and 2), shoe covers, hair cover, and NIOSH-approved N95 disposable respirators that were not fit-tested. Later, Nurse 1 complained of headache and nausea, and Nurse 2 reported difficulty breathing. Of the three nurses, Nurse 2 met the World Health Organization criteria for probable SARS.

Key Takeaway: This case study describes the apparent transmission of SARS from a patient to healthcare workers during an attempted resuscitation. The nurses were wearing N95 disposable respirators that were designed to protect them against the airborne transmission of respiratory aerosols, including SARS. However, in this case, the N95 disposable respirators used by the nurses were not fit-tested to ensure an adequate seal. The situation may have been prevented had the nurses been wearing properly-fitted respirators. Additionally, a respirator with a more powerful air-purification system, including a disposable full hood with a face shield that covered the healthcare worker's upper body, could have provided a higher level of protection against airborne infections.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 covers general industry regulations, while 1926 is designated for construction industry standards. This online certification course meets the requirements of OSHA personal protective equipment training.

What You'll Learn

    What the relevant standards cover
    Hazard controls
  • Engineering/technological solutions
  • Work practices and training
    PPE overview
    Types of protection
  • Eyes/face
  • Head
  • Respiratory
  • Hearing
  • Hands/arms
  • Body
  • Legs/feet
  • Special protection
    General PPE information
    Employee responsibilities
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 1 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to workplace hazards not sufficiently protected by engineering or work practice controls, creating the need for personal protective equipment to minimize exposure.

To ensure compliance with the Personal Protective Equipment Standard, safety training must be conducted when changes in the workplace or types of PPE render previous training obsolete, as well as when the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee does not have the understanding or skill for the use of assigned PPE. This OSHA equipment training course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.1 CEUs (or 1 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Luis S Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Interesting how ear pieces can protect you and avoid serial hazards at the job side

Greg L Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

It was a good course.

Christopher M Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Straight forward safety training

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Karla M Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

very easy to understand

Juan M Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

this course was very good in the way that it gave a lot of information about hazard's situations and how to stay protected in all coast by keeping your whole body safe

Jennifer G Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

This course is very important to me, because with the knowledge that I got I am able to help my family members that work in construction get more knowledge and be more safe while working in dangerous places.

Alice H Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Informative course!

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Gregory C Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Very helpful

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Dominick P Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

great lesson

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Omar J Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Son muy buenos

Gustavo H Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

it helps me to remember some things that i had forgotten, so to me is good to go through this again

Sergio H Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Very well put together. Speak functions are especially helpful and keeps you more in depth.

Gregory C Verified
Personal Protective Equipment

Very interesting and helpful compliance training.



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