The material covered in this course summarizes the requirements within OSHA's
CFR 29 1910 Subpart E, Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes articles such as eye, face, head and extremity protection; protective clothing; respiratory devices; protective shields; and barriers for mechanical,
chemical, radiological or other workplace environmental hazards.
Head protection: Protective helmets (hard hats) must be worn by employees who work in areas where there is a possibility of head injury from impact,
falling or flying objects, or electricity.
Hearing protection: Hearing protection must be worn when noise levels cannot be reduced by engineering or other means.
Eye and face protection: Eye and face protection must be used to protect against physical, chemical, or radiation agents.
Respiratory protection: Employers must have a written plan for procedures to select and use respirators when exposed to hazardous atmospheres.
Harnesses, lifelines, and lanyards: Harnesses, lifelines, and lanyards must be used as part of personal fall arrest or restraint systems.
Safety nets: Safety nets must be provided if workplaces are higher than 25 feet above the surface and ladders, scaffolds or other safety equipment is impractical.
Workers over or near water: Life jackets or buoyant work vests must be provided to employees where the danger of drowning exists. These must be inspected
for defects before and after each use. Ring buoys must be no more than 200 feet apart and available for emergency rescue operations. A lifesaving skiff must also be available
where employees work over or near water.
This course will introduce you to all of these topics so that you're better aware of protective equipment and lifesaving requirements in the workplace.
Modules and Learning Objectives
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Discuss the three basic components of positioning systems.
Discuss the components of and requirements for guardrail use.
Discuss the requirements for the use of safety nets.
Discuss the requirements for the use of warning-line systems for roofing work.
Describe slide-guard systems and limitations for use.
Describe the requirements for using safety monitoring systems for roofing work.
Discuss how to protect against the hazards posed by floor holes and skylights.
Discuss safety requirements while working over water.
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