Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment—such as hard hats, safety glasses, and respirators—helps workers minimize exposure to injuries and illnesses. Browse these resources to learn more about the types and proper uses of PPE, as well as your rights and responsibilities.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about personal protective equipment and Oregon rules governing its use. Start here:

Do I need a face covering or a respirator? [PDF]
A comparison of cloth masks, surgical masks, NIOSH-approved N95 respirators, and half face respirators so users can determine the level of protection they need.

How to properly use an N95 mask [PDF]
This handout instructs users how to properly don, fit test, and remove N95 filtering face respirators.

PPE hazard assessment certification form [word]

Safety talks:

Personal protective equipment (OSHA)
Webpage resources that help when selecting, wearing, and storing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Emergency response resources (CDC)
Learn about the five main types of PPE that are critical for emergency responders.



Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Personal protection equipment: safe in 8 | PPE-04 (English/Spanish)
    | When employees are safe, they're more focused and more effective. Give … Read more
  • Personal protective equipment for the health care setting | PPE-02
    12 minutes | This 12-minute DVD, developed by the CDC, provides demonstrations of d … Read more
  • Personal protective equipment: awareness and attitude | PPE-05
    | This video contains a clear, concise overview of various types of PPE, … Read more
  • PPE: Don't start work without it | PPE-01
    13 minutes | Different parts of your body and different hazards require different f … Read more
  • PPE: Win the race to safety! | PPE-03
    19 minutes | This DVD features NASCAR star Bobby Labonte and compares the extreme d … Read more
  • Eye safety | PPE-09
    6 minutes | This program features scenes from a variety of jobsites that show seve … Read more


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