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- OVERVIEW AND GETTING STARTED CHECKLIST
By using the checklist below, you will
be able to comply with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (MIOSHA) requirements for safe use of personal protective
equipment (PPE). First a hazard assessment must be completed
and secondly, employees must be trained on the PPE required
for their jobs. Using the checklist below, along with the online
manual, forms and training modules, supervisors will be able to
quickly comply with the requirements of this program. Sample PPE
assessments are also available for review. You may copy and paste
from the samples or write your own PPE assessments.
EHS for questions on PPE use
within campus laboratories.
Dave Erickson (355-6545)
MSU Police for questions on PPE use
at Grounds, Housing, Physical Plant, farms, research stations, shops,
non-laboratory areas, and greenhouses.
PPE Program Checklist
Part 1. Personal Protective Equipment
- Survey the workplace and identify
tasks/jobs that require personal protective equipment (PPE). Include
all tasks that require PPE. Sample PPE assessments are viewable
on the EHS web site.
- Identify potential hazards associated
with each task using the Personal Protective Equipment Survey
and Analysis Checklist (page25 of the manual) for guidance.
- Indicate the required PPE on the
PPE Hazard Assessment Certification Form.
- Complete the PPE Hazard Assessment
Certification Form (page 27 of the manual) and sign it.
- Maintain copies of the PPE Hazard
Assessment Certification Forms with your Chemical Hygiene
Plan (for laboratories) or with your Hazard Communication Program
(for non-laboratory areas).
Part 2. Employee Training
- Identify the PPE online training
modules required for your employees. Employees need only take
those modules for the PPE that they use.
- Eye and face
- Foot protection
- Body protection
- Head protection
- Distribute to employees, copies
of your PPE Hazard Assessment Certification Form.
- Instruct employees to take the EHS
online PPE training for the modules required for their job.
- Provide site-specific training for
your employees. Include the following topics:
- What type of personal protective
equipment is necessary for each job;
- How properly to don, doff, adjust
and wear personal protective equipment;
- How to obtain PPE
- Departmental cleaning, maintenance
and replacement procedures.
- Use the MSU Certification of
Personal Protective Equipment Training Form on page 36 of
the manual to document training. Maintain this record with your