Personal Protective Equipment: Healthcare Workers

Course Description:

Today, you’ll learn why using the right PPE for the job is so important. You’ll also learn about hazards that require PPE and how to select, use, and maintain your PPE so that it can always provide the protection you need. The main objective of this training session is to provide you with an awareness of how to use PPE effectively to protect against job hazards. This course focuses on Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, requirements. It does not address rules or guidance issued by other agencies or organizations such as the Joint Commission that may also apply to you.

Course Duration: 29 minutes

Key Points:

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of PPE to safety and health.
  • Identify job hazards that require the use of PPE.
  • Select appropriate PPE for the task being performed.
  • Inspect and fit PPE properly.
  • Remove and dispose of PPE safely.
  • Maintain PPE in good, safe condition.

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