PPE 2.0

  • 11 topics | 46m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is vital for worker safety in potentially dangerous environments. The type of PPE that will be used depends on the conditions being encountered and all types of PPE may not be required for all situations. In this course, you will cover the basics of PPE usage as well as the specific types of PPE that can be used to protect different body parts. The course will also cover some of the legal requirements that an employer has with regard to supplying and enforcing the use 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 key facts about PPE and its use
  • identify safety features and considerations when using head, hand, and foot protection
  • identify characteristics of protective clothing materials and protective suits
  • identify characteristics and safety concerns for PPE, head, foot, and hand protection as well as other protective clothing
  • select appropriate eye protection to protect against various hazards
  • identify the different types of PPE used for respiratory protection
  • identify general guidelines for when hearing and fall protection is required
  • identify guidelines and methods for eye, face, respiratory, hearing, and fall protection
  • identify the level of protection that a user is provided when wearing specific types of PPE
  • recognize proper donning and doffing techniques for PPE
  • identify the different levels of protection when using PPE and the correct sequence to don and doff PPE


  • PPE Basics
  • Head, Hand, and Foot Protection
  • Protective Clothing Materials and Suits
  • Knowledge Check: The Basics of PPE
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hearing and Fall Protection
  • Knowledge Check: Specific Protection Guidelines
  • Levels of Protection
  • Donning and Doffing PPE
  • Knowledge Check: Proper Usage and Removal of PPE