If you can’t eliminate or minimize a safety hazard in your workplace through engineering controls or the use of safe work practices, you’ll need to ensure that workers have and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from that hazard. So it’s important that you train workers on the PPE that they’ll be required to use on the job.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this form for your OHS program and the requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws on PPE. Use it to document that you’ve provided PPE training to workers, what that training covered and that the workers understood their training and how to use the PPE on which they were trained. Retain these completed forms in the event your PPE training is questioned.
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