Thursday, December 22, 2011

Safety Checklist For Personal Protective Equipment

Safety Checklist For Personal Protective Equipment 

Safety Questionnaire


Are employers assessing the workplace to determine if hazards that require the use
of personal protective equipment (for example, head, eye, face, hand, or foot
protection) are present or are likely to be present?

If hazards or the likelihood of hazards are found, are employers selecting and having
affected employees use properly fitted personal protective equipment suitable for
protection from these hazards?

Has the employee been trained on ppe procedures, that is, what ppe is necessary for
a job task, when they need it, and how to properly adjust it?

Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is any danger
of flying particles or corrosive materials?

Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in areas where there is
a risk of eye injuries such as punctures, abrasions, contusions or burns?

Are employees who need corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) in working
environments having harmful exposures, required to wear only approved safety
glasses, protective goggles, or use other medically approved precautionary

Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided and required where
employees could be cut or where there is reasonably anticipated exposure to
corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood, or other potentially infectious materials? See 29
CFR 1910.1030(b) for the definition of "other potentially infectious materials

Are hard hats provided and worn where danger of falling objects exists?

Are hard hats inspected periodically for damage to the shell and suspension system?

Is appropriate foot protection required where there is the risk of foot injuries from
hot, corrosive, or poisonous substances, falling objects, crushing or penetrating

Are approved respirators provided for regular or emergency use where needed?

Is all protective equipment maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

Do you have eye wash facilities and a quick drench shower within the work area
where employees are exposed to injurious corrosive materials? Where special
equipment is needed for electrical workers, is it available?

Where food or beverages are consumed on the premises, are they consumed in
areas where there is no exposure to toxic material, blood, or other potentially
infectious materials?

Is protection against the effects of occupational noise exposure provided when
sound levels exceed those of the OSHA noise standard?

Are adequate work procedures, protective clothing and equipment provided and
used when cleaning up spilled toxic or otherwise hazardous materials or liquids?

Are there appropriate procedures in place for disposing of or decontaminating
personal protective equipment contaminated with, or reasonably anticipated to be
contaminated with, blood or other potentially infectious materials?


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