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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?
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
This handout instructs users how to properly don, fit test, and remove N95 filtering face respirators.

PPE hazard assessment certification form

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.