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Safety Training

Click to edit Master subtitle style Personal Protective Equipment


Shadeed Salem; MS &MBA

OSHA Requires That Employees Be Trained to Know:


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What PPE to use and when How to put on and take off PPE properly Limitations of PPE The proper care and disposal of PPE

Objective:
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By the end of this session you will know:


Why PPE is important Different types of PPE used at Ameritox Basics of how to use PPE properly

POP QUIZ!
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What are some different types of personal protective equipment?

Gloves, goggles and face shields, ear plugs, shoes, special clothing, respirators, hard hats

POP QUIZ!
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True or False: its up to each employee to decide whether or not to wear PPE in hazardous situations.
FALSE. Wearing the proper PPE is a requirement, not an option

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a)(2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act".

Section 5(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.

So What PPE do we use at Ameritox?


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Lab Coats Gloves Goggles Face Shields Close-toed shoes Respirators Rubber Aprons

Lab Coats
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Protects you and your clothes from chemical splashes Protects the lab from contamination

Lab Coats
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Ensure your lab coat fits correctly Ensure there are no holes, tears, or other defects which may counteract the effectiveness of protection Always keep your lab coat buttoned while in the lab

Gloves
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Protects you from skin absorption of harmful substances Protects you from chemical burns Protects the chemical from contamination

Gloves
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Consult the MSDS to see what type of glove is right for your task Inspect gloves before each use to ensure they are not torn, punctured, or made ineffective in any way Reuse of chemical-resistant gloves should be evaluated carefully, taking into consideration the absorptive qualities of the gloves

Goggles and Face Shields


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Protects your eyes from chemical splashes from corrosive substances, hot liquids, solvents or other hazardous solutions Protects your eyes from chemical gases or vapors Protects your eyes from potentially infected material

Goggles and Face Shields


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Many occupational eye injuries occur because workers are not wearing any eye protection, while others result from wearing improper or poorly fitting eye protection

Goggles and Face Shields


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Ensure your goggles fit comfortably, they should not be too snug and they should not be loose enough that they have the potential to slip off Goggles should be tight-fitting and completely cover the eyes, eye sockets and the facial area immediately surrounding the eyes and provide protection from impact, dust and splashes If you wear corrective lenses: goggles must fit over glasses or have corrective lenses Keep eye protection clean and in good condition

Goggles and Face Shields


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Check the fit before each wearing Clean regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or sanitizer Replace if lenses are pitted or scratched

Goggles and Face Shields


You can NOT wear contact lenses when working around hazardous chemicals. (They might trap the chemicals next to your eyes.)

Respirators
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Protect against inhaling dangerous substances Provide a separate air supply in a hazardous situation Prevents: lung damage, respiratory diseases, cancer, poisoning, or asphyxiation

Respirators

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Select and use respirators according to specific hazards Consult the MSDS if you are unsure which type of respirator is needed

Respirators
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A properly fitting respirator:

Is snug but not too tight Doesnt slip Doesnt pinch or hurt Allows head movement and speech

Respirators
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Make sure the respirator fits correctly. (Check it every time you wear it!) Make sure there is no damage or deterioration. (Check it every time you wear it!) You must have no facial hair or glasses that might prevent a proper fit. Clean the respirator immediately after use. Store the respirator in the proper place, away from light, heat, dust, or anything that might damage it.

PPE Safety
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Dont get dehydrated. when wearing PPE Take extra precautionsDrink water before starting a

job. Tell your supervisor if you begin to feel Dont overexert yourself overheated. Drink more water when you finish. Beware of heat sickness. Heavy clothing and equipment can trap heat. Your body temperature and heart rate can rise, and it can be difficult to cool down.

Conclusion
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Know the hazards of the job and what PPE to use Use PPE as instructed Check that PPE is in good condition, and take good care of it Avoid contamination by removing PPE properly Remember, PPE wont protect you if you dont wear it!