Ideally, employers should try to eliminate workplace hazards or protect workers from them using engineering or administrative controls. But if neither is possible, requiring the use of appropriate PPE may be the only option. So it’s important to have a PPE policy for your workplace that spells out the responsibilities of management, supervisors and workers as to PPE use.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this model PPE policy, which was based on one created by WorkSafeNB, to be consistent with your company’s operations and other workplace safety policies. Give it to all employees, including senior management, supervisors, workers (full- and part-time) and contractors.