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PPE: Personal Protective Equipment – Canada


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
This course covers types, selection, maintenance, and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. The types of PPE covered include hard hat, respiratory protection, hearing protection, and body protection. The content of this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to describe the proper use of the various types of PPE commonly found in general industry, identify the level of protection that a user is provided when wearing specific types of PPE, and discuss the general maintenance and care techniques used for various types of PPE. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
All persons who will be in work areas where specific job-related hazards – including flying and falling objects, hazardous materials, high noise levels, respiratory hazards, exposure to temperature extremes, potential exposure to energy sources, and fall potential – have been identified

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment – Canada

  • identify basic facts associated with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • identify actions to take before using PPE
  • identify the proper selection, use, and maintenance of various types of hard hats
  • identify the characteristics of protective footwear
  • identify the characteristics of fully encapsulating and nonencapsulating suits
  • identify the characteristics of protective clothing
  • select appropriate eye protection to protect against various hazards
  • identify types of hearing protection
  • identify characteristics of respiratory protection
  • identify characteristics of SCBAs
  • identify characteristics of air-purifying respirators
  • identify the level of protection that a user is provided when wearing specific types of PPE
  • recognize proper donning and doffing techniques
  • identify general guidelines for fall protection
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_a17_sh_enus

    Expertise Level
    Everyone