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Personal protective equipment.

Authors
Brueck-SE
Source
Safety engineering, 4th edition. Mroszczyk JW, ed. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers, 2013 Jan; :83-110
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20042849
Abstract
Personal protective equipment (PPE) consists of hearing protection, safety glasses, shoes, gloves, head protection, clothing, and other items that people can wear or carry on their bodies to protect themselves from workplace hazards. Some devices included in this category are not actually worn or carried on the body, but are nevertheless protective equipment. The major criterion of PPE is that it is something that by itself in no way eliminates or reduces a hazard. To some extent it may be thought of as partially isolating the worker from the hazard, but, essentially, PPE merely reduces the effects of exposure to a hazard.
Keywords
Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Protective-equipment; Hazards; Exposure-levels; Workers; Work-environment
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Mroszczyk-JW
Fiscal Year
2013
ISBN No.
9781885581679
Identifying No.
B20130801
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Safety engineering, 4th edition.
State
OH
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division