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Document ID (ISN)101307
CIS number 03-163
Year 2000
Convention or series no. OSHA 3151
Title Assessing the need for personal protective equipment: A guide for small business employers
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20210, USA, 2000. v, 51p. Illus.
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Abstract OSHA requires employers to protect their employees from machines, work procedures and hazardous substances that can cause injury. The preferred way to achieve this is through engineering controls, work practices and organizational measures, but when these controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, an alternative or supplementary method is to provide workers with personal protective equipment (PPE). The purpose of this guide is to help employers examine the workplaces, review their work procedures, select appropriate PPE, and train employees to wear and care for the PPEs provided. It can help employers comply with OSHA's general PPE requirements. Respirators and insulating devices are not covered in this guide.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; small enterprises; personal protective equipment; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; USA
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; work organization; maintenance; selection of equipment; safety guides; internet document; safety training in industry; plant safety and health organization; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Personal protection
Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation