Personal Protective Training Flashback!


Congratulations, you’re almost done with the course!  However, let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the course content before you take the final exam. You will only get 2 chances to pass the final with a score of 80% or higher. 

If you aren’t confident in your knowledge of one of the following subjects, go back to the relevant lesson in the course to give it a review.

One of the most important safety aspects of working in a factory, workshop, job site and any environment, is the availability and correct wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Employers are obliged to ensure the adequate protection and safety of their workforce, and therefore provide the correct PPE for the situation and environments in which their employees are expected to work. Employees also have an obligation to wear and use the appropriate PPE correctly, to ensure the best protected from getting hurt.

Industrial accidents are all too common and can usually be avoided by adequate and correct use of PPE. Accidents are extremely costly, not only to employers, but to the governments of every country, and need to be avoided. Employees owe it to themselves as well as their families to ensure they do not get injured or killed through avoidable incidents.

  • If unsure about which PPE you should wear, you should ask your supervisor.
  • If you don’t wear hearing protection, it will usually result in injury.
  • Wearing rubber, vinyl or neoprene gloves provide protection against corrosive chemicals.
  • Different forms of hearing protection have different levels of effectiveness.
  • According to different types of projects, there are different kinds of protection required in order to begin your tasks.
  • PPE can reduce your chance of an injury.
  • PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment.
  • If you have a question about your protective equipment you should ask your supervisor before starting a task.
  • You should never wear open-toed shoes when working.