Osha Personal Protective Equipment Ppe Checklist

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OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Checklist

General PPE Requirements

1. Has a hazard assessment to identify and control physical and health hazards been completed?


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2. Have engineering and/or administrative controls been applied prior to the use of PPE?


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3. Has appropriate PPE that matches the hazard been identified and provided to employees for use?


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4. Has the effectiveness of the PPE program been reviewed, updated and evaluated periodically?


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5. Have employees been trained on the use and care of the PPE?


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6. Have employees been trained on the limitations of the PPE?


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7. Is the PPE training documented and kept on file?


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8. Are supervisors enforcing the use of required PPE?


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9. Is PPE inspected regularly and properly maintained?


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10. Is worn and damaged PPE removed from service and replaced?


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11. When the following type of PPE is necessary, is the employer providing and paying for the PPE as stated by the OSHA standard 1910.132?


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12. If the employee provides his/her own PPE, is it adequate to protect the worker from hazards in the workplace?


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Eye And Face Protection

1. Do employees perform hammering, cutting, grinding, sanding and/or masonry work that produces or could produce particles/dust or debris?


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2. Do employees handle chemicals that could splash into their eyes or face?


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3. Do employees work with wet or powdered cement?


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4. Do employees weld?


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5. Do employees work in dusty or windy conditions?


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6. If “yes” in response to any of the above eye and face protection questions, are the employees using appropriate PPE as applicable (i.e., safety glasses, goggles, welding shields, face shields, etc.)?


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7. Do safety glasses have frames constructed of plastic or metal with impact-resistant lenses?


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8. Do safety glasses have side shields?


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9. Do safety glasses and goggles completely cover the eyes, eye socket and area surrounding the eyes?


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10. Are goggles tight-fitting?


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11. Are welding shields made of fiberglass or vulcanized fibre with a filtered lens?


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12. Do the filter lenses have the appropriate shade number to protect against specific hazards of the welding work being performed?


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13. Is damaged, defective or worn eye/face protection properly discarded and replaced?


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Dust Masks

1. Does the mask free of any holes in the filter?


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2. Is the metal nose clip undamaged?


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3. Do the face straps still have proper elasticity?


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Respirators

1. Is there a written respiratory protection program in place that is compliant with 29 CFR 1910.134?


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2. Have medical evaluations been conducted for employees required to wear a respirator?


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3. Have employees been fit-tested?


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4. Has air quality monitoring been conducted by a qualified industrial hygienist?


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5. Have employees been trained on the written program and how to use and care for the respirators?


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6. Have all training and fit test results been documented and kept on file?


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7. Is the face piece clean?


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8. Does the exhalation valve allow air to exit mask and not enter?


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9. Is the regulator functioning properly?


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10. Are the buckles, back plate and straps in good condition?


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11. Is the pressure hose in working order?


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12. Are the pressure cylinder, knobs and gauges in good condition and working properly?


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13. Are there any air leaks?


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14. Is there any visible damage to any part of the mask/respirator, hoses or cylinder?


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15. Is the filter or cartridge up-to-date, clean and free of any deterioration/damage?


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16. Is the air cylinder fully charged?


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Head Protection

1. Have employees been trained on how to select, use, adjust, wear and care for their head protection?


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2. Is the head protection clean and in good condition?


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3. Is the head protection adjusted properly to fit the wearer’s head?


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4. Are worn straps replaced as needed?


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5. Are hard hats inspected daily for cracks or any other visible damage?


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6. Are hats discarded and replaced if they received a heavy blow, even if damage is not visible?


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7. Are hats kept out of direct sunlight or heat and cleaned only with hot, soapy water?


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8. Are Class A hats worn in manufacturing situations?


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9. Are Class B hats worn in situations with electrical hazards?


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Foot Protection

1. Has the proper foot protection been selected and are employees required to use it when exposed to falling objects, punctures, crushing or rolling objects, stubbing, chemical or corrosive contact, electrical shock or burns, slips or falls?


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2. Is protective footwear sturdy with non-skid soles?


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3. Is steel-toed or non-metallic safety-toed footwear required to resist impact?


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4. In areas where there is risk for a puncture type injury, do shoes have flexible metal soles or inner shoes?


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5. Do employees wear the proper protective footwear when working in areas that have electrical hazards?


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6. Are employees wearing footwear with slip resistant soles when working in wet or slippery areas?


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7. Are employees who work in areas that have a risk of chemical or corrosive exposures wearing the appropriate chemical-resistant boots?


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8. Is damaged, defective or worn foot protection properly discarded and replaced?


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Hand Protection

1. Has the proper hand protection been selected and are employees required to use it when exposed to harmful substances (skin contact), sever cuts/lacerations, severe abrasions, punctures, thermal and chemical burns, temperature extremes, corrosive liquids, blood and other potentially infectious materials?


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2. Have employees been trained on the differences in types of gloves and when and how to use them?


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3. When working with chemicals or corrosives, are employees using the proper type of glove as stated on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?


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4. Are the gloves maintained per manufacturer’s recommendations?


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5. Are employees who have allergies to certain gloves given alternative gloves?


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6. Do gloves fit properly and are they rated for the specific task being performed?


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7. Is damaged, defective or worn hand protection properly discarded and replaced?


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Hearing Protection

1. Are there work areas in which employees are exposed to excessively loud noise?


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2. Has noise monitoring been conducted by an industrial hygienist or other qualified person?


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3. If one or more employees are exposed to sound levels greater than 85 dBA over an eight-hour period, has a written hearing conservation program compliant with 29 CFR 1910.95 been implemented?


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4. Have engineering and/or administrative controls been put in place prior to the use of PPE?


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5. Are noise hazard areas identified with signs?


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6. Are employees required to wear hearing protection in areas where sound levels exceed 85 dBA?


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7. Have employees been trained on the hearing conservation program and how to select, use, wear and care for the hearing protection?


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8. Does the hearing protection properly fit the employee?


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9. Is damaged, defective or worn hearing protection properly discarded and replaced?


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Protective Coats & Pants

1. Have employees been trained on how to select, use, wear and care for the protective clothing?


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2. Does the clothing fit properly and overlap at least two inches?


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3. Is the clothing clean and free of any hazardous substances, chemicals, blood or bodily fluids?


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4. Does the clothing have any tears, cuts, holes or burns?


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5. Is damaged, defective or worn protective clothing properly disposed of and replaced?


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