Est. time: 22 min

Selection of the proper personal protection equipment for a job is critical for the safety of all employees. Employers and employees must understand the equipment's purpose and it's limitations. The purpose of this tutorial is to describe the types of equipment most commonly used for the protection of the head, eyes and face, ears, respiratory, torso, arm and hand, and foot and leg. Please note that use of equipment does not eliminate a hazard and if the equipment fails, exposure will occur. Hence, equipment must be properly fitted and maintained in a clean and serviceable condition at all times.