InMotion October 2022 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment combined with other control measures can be used to keep workers and other persons safe from harm in the workplace. PPE may be considered as a supplementary risk control measure where it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate a hazard and is necessary to support other higher level mitigation controls to reduce associated risks to a level as low as reasonably practicable.

In this InMotion, we discuss PPE as the lowest order risk control measure, some of the common types used in the automotive industry and what to consider when selecting and using PPE. We further look at how to store, maintain, dispose, and replace PPE, including the requirement to provide training and education.