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(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Assessment : Checklist on Need for PPE : OSHA Directorate of Training and Education

The (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Assessment : Checklist on Need for PPE form is the complete tool in identifying the need fo a PPE. For each area of the body that it needs to protect, it has a list of the reasons why you need the PPE and the possible hazardous outcomes for not wearing one.
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04/26/2021

(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Assessment : Checklist on Need for PPE : OSHA Directorate of Training and Education

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The (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Assessment : Checklist on Need for PPE form is the complete tool in identifying the need fo a PPE. For each area of the body that it needs to protect, it has a list of the reasons why you need the PPE and the possible hazardous outcomes for not wearing one.
  • EYES

  • Sawing, cutting, drilling, sanding, grinding, hammering, chopping, abrasive blasting, punch press operations, etc.

  • Do your employees perform tasks, or work near employees who perform tasks, that might produce airborne dust or flying particles?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pouring, mixing, painting, cleaning, syphoning, dip tank operations, dental and health care services, etc.

  • Do your employees handle, or work near employees who handle, hazardous liquid chemicals or encounter blood splashes?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Battery charging, installing fiberglass insulation, compressed air or gas operations, etc.

  • Are your employees’ eyes exposed to other potential physical or chemical irritants?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Welding, cutting, laser operations, etc.

  • Are your employees exposed to intense light or lasers?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • FACE

  • Pouring, mixing, painting, cleaning, siphoning, dip tank operations, etc.

  • Do your employees handle, or work near employees who handle, hazardous liquid chemicals?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Welding, pouring molten metal, smiting, baking, cooking, drying, etc.

  • Are your employees’ faces exposed to extreme heat?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cutting, sanding, grinding, hammering, chopping, pouring, mixing, painting, cleaning, siphoning, etc.

  • Are your employees’ faces exposed to other potential irritants?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • HEAD

  • Work stations or traffic routes located under catwalks or conveyor belts, construction, trenching, utility work, etc.

  • Might tools or other objects fall from above and strike your employees on the head?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Construction, confined space operations, building maintenance, etc.

  • Are your employees’ heads, when they stand or bend, near exposed beams, machine parts, pipes, etc.?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Building maintenance; utility work; construction; wiring; work on or near communications, computer, or other high tech equipment; arc or resistance welding; etc.

  • Do your employees work with or near exposed electrical wiring or components?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • FEET

  • Construction, plumbing, smithing, building maintenance, trenching, utility work, grass cutting, etc.

  • Might tools, heavy equipment, or other objects roll, fall onto, or strike your employees’ feet?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Building maintenance; utility work; construction; wiring; work on or near communications, computer, or other high tech equipment; arc or resistance welding; etc.

  • Do your employees work with or near exposed electrical wiring or components?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Welding, foundry work, casting, smiting, etc.

  • Do your employees handle, or work near employees who handle, molten metal?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Demolition, explosives manufacturing, grain milling, spray painting, abrasive blasting, work with highly flammable materials, etc.

  • Do your employees work with explosives or in explosive atmospheres?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • HANDS

  • Grinding, sanding, sawing, hammering, material handling, etc.

  • Do your employees’ hands come into contact with tools or materials that might scrape, bruise, or cut?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pouring, mixing, painting, cleaning, syphoning, dip tank operations, health care and dental services, etc.

  • Do your employees handle chemicals that might irritate skin, or come into contact with blood?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Welding, pouring molten metal, smiting, baking, cooking, drying, etc.

  • Do work procedures require your employees to place their hands and arms near extreme heat?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Building maintenance; utility work; construction; wiring; work on or near communications, computer, or other high tech equipment; arc or resistance welding; etc.

  • Are your employees’ hands and arms placed near exposed electrical wiring or components?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • BODY

  • Pouring, mixing, painting, cleaning, syphoning, dip tank operations, machining, sawing, battery charging, installing fiberglass insulation, compressed air or gas operations, etc.

  • Are your employees’ bodies exposed to irritating dust or chemical splashes?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Cutting, grinding, sanding, sawing, glazing, material handling, etc.

  • Are your employees’ bodies exposed to sharp or rough surfaces?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Welding, pouring molten metal, smithing, baking, cooking, drying, etc.

  • Are your employees’ bodies exposed to extreme heat?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Pouring, mixing, painting, cleaning, siphoning, dip tank operations, etc.

  • Are your employees’ bodies exposed to acids or other hazardous substances?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • HEARING

  • Machining, grinding, sanding, work near conveyors, pneumatic equipment, generators, ventilation fans, motors, punch and brake presses, etc.

  • Are your employees exposed to loud noise from machines, tools, music systems, etc.?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A