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Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment—including 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 under the law.

Oregon OSHA

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

Hazards and solutions (OSHA)
Publications and facts sheets on the proper selection and usage of personal protective equipment

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

 

 

Video library

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  • 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