PPE: Body Protection

  • 4 topics | 22m 59s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course will help acquaint you with the various types of personal protective equipment (PPE) specifically designed to protect your torso, arms, and legs. It will assist you in selecting and maintaining the proper equipment based on the workplace hazards present. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – recall general OSHA requirements related to personal protective equipment, choose the appropriate body protection to guard against workplace hazards, and how to inspect and maintain body protection. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. 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 the general OSHA requirement for employers related to personal protective equipment
  • identify employee responsibilities regarding personal protective equipment
  • identify the types of materials commonly used to protect the body from workplace hazards
  • identify the appropriate type of body protection to guard against specific workplace hazards
  • identify how to inspect and maintain body protection


  • Requirements for PPE
  • Protective Materials
  • Types of Protective Clothing
  • Care and Maintenance