The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, however, makes no such assumption and instead has very specific requirements for properly documenting that its concerns about workers being properly trained to use PPE have been addressed.
- Has a Workplace/Job Hazard Assessment been performed to determine what hazards are present that make PPE necessary? Has the employer certified in writing that this assessment has been completed?
- Has the PPE being used in the workplace been selected in accordance with the findings of the Workplace/Job Hazard Assessment specific to your particular location?
- Have employees been trained and have they understood the training concerning use of the selected PPE?
- Have you checked to see if OSHA has specific programs associated with PPE in your industry?