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Personal Protective Equipment
Duration: 1.5 hours
Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as ‘PPE’, comprises of many practical applications that are used as a safety measure against workplace hazards.
Employees working in construction or petroleum jobs are exposed to chemical, radiological, physical, electrical and mechanical hazards regularly.
For instance, did you know that slips, trips and falls account for over a third of all workplace injuries? Did you also know that inhalation of gases and hazardous fumes can lead to serious health problems such as cancers, dermatitis and asthma? Even corporates and organizations that do not deal directly with hazardous substances are always under the threat of fire or electrical accidents.
Using PPE ensures that employees are working in a safe environment and that they are capable of escaping from hazardous situations. Depending on the complexity of the work, safety equipment such as earplugs, safety glasses, respirators or aprons can help employees to guard their body and health and prevent health issues. For instance, welders need to wear safety goggles and masks to prevent the inhalation of dangerous fumes from welding. People working around heavy noisy machinery can wear earplugs or earmuffs to reduce the impact on their hearing owing to excess noise level outside.
In this course, we will acquaint you with different workplace hazards across industries such as petroleum, construction, energy and healthcare. You will also be able to understand how to identify and minimize the workplace hazards, plan for emergencies, use practical solutions to deal with hazards and reduce or avoid injuries to personnel.
This course is useful for organizations and employers who want to train their employees about the preventive measures that they can take while working with hazardous materials. This course is also useful for individuals who need to understand workplace hazards and ways to minimize them.
The use of safety equipment at the workplace is mandatory to protect individuals from accidents and reduce damage caused to lives. Here, in this course, as outlined below, we will discuss the different types of personal protective equipment and their role in workplace safety.
- Head and Face Protection
- Eye and Ear Protection
- Respiratory Protection
- Hand and Foot Protection
- Body and Skin Protection
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain the importance of PPE
- Identify the types of PPE used at the workplace
- Explain how to protect yourself and other co-workers through use of PPE
This course is meant to benefit:
- Industrial workers including employees, contractors and management personnel prone to hazards in the form of accidents and health issues
- Employees and management personnel interested in learning more about workplace safety
- Social workers and common public interested in learning more about safety and health standards