PPE: Hand Protection

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to protect you from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. This course will help acquaint you with the various types of PPE specifically designed to protect your hands. It will assist you in selecting and maintaining the proper equipment based on the workplace hazards that are present. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. 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 true statements regarding personal protective equipment
  • select the appropriate hand protection to guard against temperature hazards in the workplace
  • select the appropriate hand protection to guard against chemical hazards in the workplace
  • select the appropriate hand protection to guard against a combination of hazards in the workplace
  • recognize hazard types that hand protection safeguards against (extreme temperatures, sharp or rough objects, toxic substances, dirt, acids, alkalis and solvents)
  • using and disposing of hand protection effectively
  • identify general hand protection storage and maintenance guidelines


  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Choosing the Right Protection
  • Safe Glove Use and Disposal
  • Storing and Maintaining Hand Protection