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Personal Protective Equipment Awareness (E-learning)

Program Description

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Awareness examines the importance of PPE as a means of protecting individuals from workplace hazards and describes the types of PPE which may be used in the workplace.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term “personal protective equipment” and recognize PPE as one of a variety of safety strategies used to protect individuals from workplace hazards
  • Identify the types of PPE that may be used in the workplace
  • Understand how articles of clothing can function as PPE
  • Describe the types of PPE used to protect feet, hands, eyes, facial area and head
  • Explain how the proper use of earplugs and ear muffs can protect against hearing loss
  • Describe the various PPE options for respiratory protection
  • Know what PPE devices and systems can protect workers from falling
  • Recognize the importance of properly cleaning and maintaining PPE

Evaluation Process

At the end of the module, there is a test. Participants that do not achieve 100% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.


Course Duration

This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the timeline for completion will be 1-2 hours.


Who Should Take the Course?

This course is designed for all workers who require PPE in order to work safely.


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