Personal Protective Equipment (HAZWOPER)

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Equipment and devices have been developed over the years to protect the human body against a variety of environmental and physical hazards. Today, many forms of personal protective equipment, or PPE, are available to protect you from injuries and illnesses. OSHA and EPA regulations classify PPE into four categories, based on the level of protection afforded. This training is intended to introduce you to the four levels, and to acquaint you with the different types and the correct selection of PPE. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to specify why PPE is necessary; identify the proper category of protection for a hazardous situation; identify which PPE is necessary based upon the hazards present; identify the limitations of PPE; and specify the proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. 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.


  • identify responsibilities regarding PPE
  • identify the level of protection associated with each OSHA PPE protection category
  • identify types of head and ear protection
  • select eye, nose, and face protective equipment based upon the hazards present
  • select protection for the body, including arms, hands, feet, and legs


  • Proper Use of PPE
  • Head and Ear Protection
  • Eye, Nose, and Face Protection
  • Protection for the Body and Extremities