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What is a Personal Protective Equipment?

Personal Protective Equipment


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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is anything
used or worn by a person to minimise risk to the
persons health or safety and includes a wide range
of clothing and safety equipment. PPE includes boots,
face masks, hard hats, ear plugs, respirators, gloves,
safety harnesses, high visibility clothing etc.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS
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Employers, should, at their own expense,


provide protective equipment for their
employees whenever necessary, from
anything capable of causing harm or injury.
All personal protective equipment shall be of
the approved design and
construction appropriate for the exposure and
the work to be performed.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS
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The employers should also make sure that the


provided protective equipment are adequate,
of the approved design, and appropriate for
the field of work.
No person shall be subjected or exposed to a
hazardous environmental condition without
protection.

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EYE AND FACE


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Eye and face protective


equipment shall conform
with the following
minimum requirements:
1. provide adequate
protection against the
particular hazard for which
they are designed or
intended;
2. be reasonably
comfortable to use;
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EYE AND FACE


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3. fit snugly and shall


not unduly interfere with
the movements of the
user;
4. be durable, easily
cleaned and capable of
being disinfected;
5. be kept clean and
in good condition, and
6. be of the approved
type.
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EYE AND FACE


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Limitations and
precautions indicated
by the manufacturer
shall be
transmitted to the
user and care shall be
taken to ensure that
such
limitations and
precautions are
strictly followed and
observed.
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RESPIRATORY
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The employee shall


use the respiratory
protection in
accordance with
instruments:

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a. Proper selection of
respirators on the basis
of the hazards to which
the workers exposed

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RESPIRATORY
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b. Sufficient instruction
and training in the
proper use and the
limitations of
respirators;

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c. When practicable, the


assignment of
respirators to individual
workers for their
exclusive use;
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RESPIRATORY
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d. Regular cleaning and


disinfecting of the
respirators. Respirators
issued for the exclusive use
of one worker shall be
cleaned after each days
use or as often as
necessary. Those used by
two or more workers shall
be thoroughly cleaned and
disinfected after each use;
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RESPIRATORY
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e. Appropriate
examination and testing of
the conditions of the work
area in order to assure
that the allowable degree
of employee exposure is
maintained, and to
determine the
effectiveness of the control
measures.

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RESPIRATORY
Eye and Face
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While using these


protective devices,
one must properly
determine the device
appropriate for usage, and
these devices should be
properly maintained
according to proper
maintenance.

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HEAD
Eye and Face
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Head
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Workers shall be provided


with hard hats in
environments where head
injuries may occur. They
should:
be non-combustible,
non-conductive and
weighing 0.45 kg (16
oz.) at most; have brims
(unless in confined spaces)

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HAIR
Eye and Face
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All workers with long hairs


should secure their hare
with an elastic, well fitted
cap, or any equivalent
protection

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Materials should not be


easily flammable and could
withstand laundering,
disinfecting, and cleaning.

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HAND AND ARM


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Workers in workplaces with


danger of getting their
hands caught in machines
should be equipped with
gloves, providing ease of
movement and suitable for
handling toxic, abrasive, or
heated materials without
injuring the workers.

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HAND AND ARM


Eye and Face
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Hand and
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Gauntlets are to be
provided to workers
handling corrosive
materials which:
covers the forearm as
much as possible, have a
close fit at the upper end,
and with no slightest break.
Gloves torn are to be
replaced immediately.

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SAFETY BELTS
Safety Belts
Life Lines
Safety Nets
Safety Shoes

Must be provided to workers who:


a.) work in unguarded surface above
open pits or tanks, steep slopes, moving
machinery and similar locations, or working
from unguarded surfaces six (6) meters
(20ft.) or more above water or ground,
scaffold constructions, or where otherwise
exposed to the possibility of falls
hazardous to life;

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SAFETY BELTS
Safety Belts
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b.) window washers or cleaners


working outside buildings six (6)
meters (20 ft.) or more above the
ground or other surfaces unless protected
from falling by other means;
c.) workmen entering a sewer, flue,
duct, or other similarly confined places;
and
d.) workers who are required to climb
and work on top of poles six (6) meters
or more.
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SAFETY BELTS
Safety Belts
Life Lines
Safety Nets
Safety Shoes

Safety belts shall


be made of suitable
materials at least
11.5 cm. (4 1/2 in.)
wide and 0.65 cm.
(1/4 in.) thick and of
sufficient strength to
support a weight of
114 kgs. (250 lbs.)
without breaking.

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SAFETY BELTS
Safety Belts
Life Lines
Safety Nets
Safety Shoes

Belt anchors shall


be made of metal
capable of supporting a
pull of 2730 kgs.
(6,000 lbs.) without
fracture applied in the
direction which the
anchor must withstand
should a man fall.

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All anchors and


fastenings shall be
provided with means to
prevent turning, backing
off or becoming loose.
Metals recommended for
belt anchors are nickel
copper alloy and stainless
steel.
Buckles shall hold
securely without failures.
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LIFE LINES
Safety Belts
Life Lines
Safety Nets
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Life lines shall be


made of good
quality manila rope
or equivalent material
of at least 1.9 cm.
(3/4 in.) diameter
and shall be of
sufficient strength to
support a weight of
1140 kgs. (2,500
lbs.) without
breaking.
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SAFETY NETS
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Safety nets shall not be


less than 0.94 cm. (3/8 in.)
diameter mesh ropes and
not less than
1.90 cm. (3/4 in.) diameter
border ropes made materials
that can absorb the impact of
a falling body equally. The
mesh shall be arranged not to
exceed 15.25 cm. (6 in.) on
canters positively and
securely
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SAFETY NETS
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Safety nets shall be


equipped with means
of attachments. Supports
and anchorages shall be of
sufficient size and
strength to catch any
falling worker. The nets
shall be attached to
sufficient supports outside
and beyond the area of
possible fall .
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SAFETY NETS
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Safety Nets
Safety Shoes

Safety nets shall be equipped with


means
of attachments. Supports and anchorages
shall be of sufficient size and strength to
catch any falling worker. The nets shall be
attached to sufficient supports outside and
beyond the area of possible fall and
supported at sufficient heights to prevent
sagging to any solid object beneath when
cushioning the fall of a worker.

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SAFETY NETS
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Safety Nets
Safety Shoes

Safety nets shall be equipped with


means
of attachments. Supports and anchorages
shall be of sufficient size and strength to
catch any falling worker. The nets shall be
attached to sufficient supports outside and
beyond the area of possible fall and
supported at sufficient heights to prevent
sagging to any solid object beneath when
cushioning the fall of a worker.

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SAFETY SHOES
Safety Belts
Life Lines
Safety Nets
Safety Shoes

Workers shall be
provided with approved
safety shoes and leg
protection whenever
necessary as
determined by the
nature of work.

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