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Personal Protective Equipment – Applications, Selection, and Use

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.