Personal Protective Equipment Fact Sheet

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 18th, 2011
Topics: PPE |

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration


Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, protective equipment includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles,coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, and respirators.