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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) checklist

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You can conduct this checklist for free on the Checkbuster platform. You can use a lap-top, PC or the free inspection App

General Requirements

  • A hazard assessment has been conducted in the workplace to identify possible hazards that would require the use of PPE.
  • There is a written certification of hazard assessment which identifies the workplace evaluated, the person certifying that the evaluation has been performed, and the date(s) of the hazard assessment.
  • Based on the hazards identified, PPE has been selected for all appropriate individuals.
  • Individuals involved have been informed of the PPE selection decisions.
  • If PPE is necessary to prevent injury or impairment by exposure to chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants through absorption, inhalation or physical contact, it is provided.
  • The selected PPE has been fitted to appropriate individuals.
  • PPE is maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition.
  • Appropriate individuals do use the PPE selected.
  • Defective or damaged PPE is removed from service immediately.


  • Each individual who is required to use PPE has been provided with training.
  • Training on PPE has included all of the following elements: when PPE is necessary; what PPE is necessary; how to properly don, doff, adjust, and wear PPE; the limitations of the PPE; and the proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE.
  • The trained individuals have demonstrated an understanding of the training and the ability to use PPE properly before being allowed to perform work requiring the use of PPE.
  • Individuals are retrained when there is reason to believe that they do not have the understanding or skill to use PPE properly.
  • Retraining is conducted whenever changes in the workplace or changes in types of PPE make previous training obsolete.
  • There is a written certification for each person who has received PPE training that includes the following: a statement indicating the person understood the training; the name of the person trained; the date(s) of the training; and the subject of the certification.

Head, Foot, and Hand Protection

  • Protective helmets are used wherever there is the possible danger of head injury from impact, or from falling or flying objects, or from electrical shock and burns.
  • Protective helmets that are used in the workplace that were purchased prior to July 5, 1994 do meet the American National Standard Safety Requirements for Industrial Head Protection.
  • Protective helmets that are used in the workplace that were purchased after July 5, 1994 do meet the American National Standard for Personnel Protection–Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers–Requirements.
  • Protective footwear is used wherever there is the danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where feet are exposed to electrical hazards.
  • Protective footwear that is used in the workplace that was purchased after July 5, 1994 do meet the requirements of the American National Standard for Personal Protection–Protective Footwear.
  • Appropriate protective gloves are used wherever there is the danger to hands of exposure to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances, severe cuts or lacerations, severe abrasions, punctures, chemical burns, thermal burns, and harmful temperature extremes.

Eye and Face Protection

  • Individuals are issued and required to wear appropriate eye protective devices while participating or observing activities which present a potential eye safety hazard.
  • All protective eye and face devices aare purchased after July 5, 1994.

Posting Requirements

  • All lab or shop entrances, areas and equipment requiring the use of PPE devices are posted with a sign indicating this requirement.