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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (US)

Course information

Target group:

All relevant personnel


Course Goal:

This course aims to increase the learner's awareness of US best practice in relation to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and outline the responsibilities of employers and personnel in relation to PPE.


Learning Objectives

Section 1: The Importance of PPE

LO1 Define what is meant by Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

LO2 Identify the regulations surrounding the use of PPE

LO3 Describe the Hierarchy of Control measures

LO4 Describe the duties and responsibilities of employers in relation to PPE

LO5 Explain the importance of PPE-related training, information and instruction 

LO6 Describe the responsibilities of personnel in relation to PPE


Section 2: Types of PPE

LO7 Identify the different types of PPE 

LO8 Describe how to select, use and maintain different types of PPE


Section 3: PPE Requirements

LO9 Identify different types of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)

LO10 Explain the requirements for face fit testing

LO11 Explain the requirements for the use of fall protection

LO12 Explain the requirements for assessing the suitability and compatibility of PPE

LO13 Describe the four levels of PPE protection

LO14 Explain the importance of proper donning and doffing techniques


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