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Personal protective equipment

The presentation on personal protective equipment provides an overview of the different types of PPE. Safety rules, information and training sessions as well as monitoring are also addressed in the presentation. The reader will learn to distinguish between different equipment protecting from different substances and exposure modes. Indications about the suitability of the equipment are given, including an example about spray varnishing and painting.

Personal protective equipment


  • Context
  • Types of personal protective equipment
  • Responsibilities

Key Messages

  • If a workplace requires a specific equipment, it should be clearly indicated.
  • The company should provide PPE and ensure that the workers and third parties (as well as visitors) wear them when required.
  • Training and awareness sessions are necessary to ensure the proper use of PPE.
  • The results of the monitoring activities should be documented and compared to the objectives set.

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