Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) represents the last line of defense against potential exposure to hazardous materials. PPE should never be used as a substitute for proper engineering controls and prudent work practices, but only as an additional measure of protection once all other reasonable precautions have been taken. Nonetheless, it is imperative that when PPE is used, it is chosen and used correctly. Please see the links below for information on EH&S PPE Policy, as well as several sources of information on selecting and applying personal protective equipment in your work environment.
- PPE Policy
- PPE Guidance Document / Cartoon
- PPE Selection
- Guides for Selecting Gloves Appropriate for Your Work – Please note, it is important to use the selection guide provided by the manufacturer of the gloves used in your lab or work area. Several common manufacturers are listed below:
- Lab Coats
- Eye and Face Protection