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Personal Protective Equipment Guide

PPE refers to anything used or worn to minimise risk to worker’s health and safety. This may include, but is not limited to :

boots, ear plugs, face masks, gloves, goggles, hard hats, high visibility clothing, respirators, safety harnesses, safety shoes, sunscreen.

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You must provide workers with appropriate PPE, and information and training on how and why they are required to use it. Depending on your workplace (type of work, the workers and others who come into the workplace), PPE can include gloves, eye protection and face masks.  However, PPE will not be required for many workplaces.

PPE alone will not protect workers. You must implement a range of control measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including good hygiene measures, physical distancing (keeping everyone at the workplace at least 1.5 metres physically apart), cleaning and disinfecting and providing workers with information and training.PPE used at a workplace must be :

selected to minimise risk to work health and safety
suitable for the nature of the work and any hazard associated with the work
a suitable size and fit and reasonably comfortable for the person wearing it.

If PPE is to be used, a PPE program should be implemented. This program should address the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of PPE; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.

If you’re a worker, contractor or other person at a workplace you must, so far as you are reasonably able to :

    – use or wear the PPE provided to you according to any information, training or instruction given.
    – not intentionally misuse or damage the equipment.

– report any loss or damage to your manager.

If your PPE is uncomfortable, doesn’t fit properly or causes an adverse reaction when using it, tell your manager.

Visitors must also wear PPE as instructed by the PCBU while on site.

Personal Protective Equipment is any device or clothing worn by a worker to control the level of risk that can not be controlled or eliminated by providing protection / shield between the hazard and the worker when exposed to :
• dangerous goods, hazardous chemicals, infectious substances including blood and bodily fluids (BBF)
• dust, fumes or particles
• radiation (ionizing and non-ionizing), ultraviolet or solar radiation
• noise
• moving objects such as vehicles, trolleys and forklifts
• flying objects when using machinery with moving parts
• Environmental factors, for example, high and low temperature

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