Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is equipment, devices or clothing that is worn to protect a worker from exposure to hazards. An employer must ensure that a worker required to wear PPE:

  • is made aware of why the PPE is to be used
  • is trained how to use the PPE
  • is aware of the PPE's limitations
  • is supplied with the PPE at no cost (with exception for protective footwear and protective headwear required on a construction project site)
  • is given PPE that is in proper condition
  • is given PPE that is appropriate for the risk and meets applicable standards
  • is properly fitted for the PPE.

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