What are PPE Requirements?

What Are PPE Requirements?

Personal Protective Equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE,” is any equipment worn to protect wearers from the hazards they encounter on the job. PPE products include gloves; safety shoes; eye, ear, and head protection; flame resistant clothing (FRC); and more.

According to OSHA, employers are required to provide PPE and ensure its proper use “when engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection.” In addition, employers are required to train workers on the following:

  • When PPE is necessary
  • What type of PPE is necessary
  • How to properly put on, adjust, wear, and take off PPE
  • The limitations of PPE
  • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE1

There are many suppliers who specialize in providing one or two PPE products required to meet specific safety standards. This means companies that must provide PPE for their employees may need to purchase PPE items from multiple vendors – gloves from one vendor and FRC from another. This can lead to a lot of time spent juggling different suppliers rather than focusing on other professional responsibilities.

The best way to effectively meet PPE requirements is to implement a PPE program that explains the potential hazards, offers a variety of PPE designed to protect workers from those hazards, and provides ongoing training for employees required to wear PPE items.

The best program solution? Contact Tyndale. We can provide guidance, based on your company’s hazard risk assessment, on products that should be included in the program. As a manufacturer of our own FRC – including a full line of American-made products – and a distributor of leading safety brands in the industry, we can source virtually any item you need. Plus, we provide a web-based ordering platform – whereby employees can purchase from company-approved PPE online using their company-funded allowance – and training resources, available on our industry-leading blog, Safety Library page, and FAQ page.

To learn more about our PPE programs and how they could work for your company – whether you’re an existing or new customer – read our blog post on the topic. Then, contact the Tyndale National Sales Executive in your region. We look forward to hearing from you and providing a Tyndale-managed solution that protects your company’s employees and helps you focus on your professional responsibilities.

1 https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/personalprotectiveequipment/

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