Personal protective equipment (PPE) training is vital to workers in heavy industries like construction, oil and gas. PPE can help your workers prevent injury, illness and in extreme cases even death. It is protective equipment designed to mitigate vulnerability to hazardous substances and environments during work operations. If you’re an employer with new employees that require PPE training, read the list below for a comprehensive guide to PPE training guidelines set forth by OSHA.
Specific examples of personal protective equipment
- Safety glasses.
- Earplugs or earmuffs.
- Hard hats.
- Full body suits.
5 training topics that OSHA considers absolute musts for workers who use PPE
Under the requirements set forth by OSHA, employers must provide PPE training to employees in environments where PPE is necessary. The employees should be trained in the topics listed below, at minimum:
- When PPE is necessary.
- What type of PPE is necessary.
- How to properly wear, adjust and remove the PPE.
- Limitations of the PPE.
- Maintenance, care and disposal of the PPE.
Employees are expected to demonstrate understanding of this information after completing training. If an employer feels that an employee hasn’t demonstrated proper understanding of this information, they can request retraining. Employees must also undergo retraining in circumstances that involve changes to the workplace and changes in PPE.
Basin Safety can help ensure that your workers are properly trained in personal protective equipment
Basin Safety could be a great fit for your business if you’re looking for professional assistance in mitigating injury liability and addressing employee safety. We specifically offer trainings, field services and products so that your employees can be prepared to handle a work environment in heavy industry. We’re committed to helping companies build a list of their own safety goals and helping them achieve those goals. We also believe in the power of safety metrics, providing adaptive training, promoting safety culture and supporting our customers’ vision.
Contact our team today for more information about all the training programs we offer or to learn how we can help your business with a variety of field services.