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PPE Checklist Template

This PPE checklist template takes you through a step-by-step list of all body parts that are especially at risk when exposed to occupational hazards. This checklist will reduce the possibility of a work-related injury by making sure your employees come prepared with the right personal protective equipment.

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Material from this audit is an interpretation of Fire Safety and Prevention Guidelines per OSHA regulations. The checklist was modeled from industry guidelines laid out on: https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/ppe_assessment/ppe_assessment.html
**INSTRUCTIONS** Review the following audit to identify and evaluate need for Personal Protective Equipment in a given workplace. Answer "SAFE" if employee is not likely to be exposed to work condition listed below. Answer "AT RISK" if employee may be exposed to work condition
EYES
Eye and Protection Criteria * Protect against specific hazard(s) encountered by employees * Comfortable to wear * Must not restrict vision or movement * Durable and easy to clean and disinfect * Must not interfere with the function of other required PPE * Meets requirements of ANSI Z87.1-1989 for devices purchased after July 5, 1992 and ANSI Z87.1-1968for devices purchased before that date
Employees Perform tasks, or work near employees that perform tasks, that might produce airborne dust or flying particles
Employees handle, or work near employees who handle hazardous liquid chemicals or encounter blood splashes
Employees' eyes exposed to other potential physical or chemical irritants
Employee exposed to intense light or lasers
FACE
Eye and Protection Criteria * Protect against specific hazard(s) encountered by employees * Comfortable to wear * Must not restrict vision or movement * Durable and easy to clean and disinfect * Must not interfere with the function of other required PPE * Meets requirements of ANSI Z87.1-1989 for devices purchased after July 5, 1992 and ANSI Z87.1-1968for devices purchased before that date
Employee handles or works near employees who handle hazardous liquid chemicals
Employees' faces are exposed to extreme heat
Employees' faces are exposed to other potential irritants
HEAD
Tools or other objects may potentially fall from above and strike your employee on the head
Employees' heads, when they stand or bend, are near exposed beams, machine parts, pipes, etc.?
Employees work with or are in close proximity to electrical wiring or components of electrical wiring
FEET
Tools, heavy equipment or other objects may potentially roll, fall onto or strike employees' feet
Employees work with or are near exposed electrical wiring or electrical wiring components
Employees handle or work with those who handle molten metal
Employees work with explosives or are in an explosive atmosphere
HANDS
Employees' hands may come into contact with tools or materials that might scrape, bruise or cut
Employees handle chemicals that might irritate skin or come into contact with blood
Employees place their hands and arms near extreme heat
Employees' hands and arms are placed ear exposed electrical wiring or components
BODY
Employees' bodies exposed to irritating dust or chemical splashes
Employees' bodies exposed to sharp or rough surfaces
Employees' bodies exposed to extreme heat
Employees' bodies exposed to acids or other hazardous substances
HEARING
Employees are exposed to loud noise from machines, tools, music systems, etc.
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The Power of Protection: PPE Checklist Template


A PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) checklist template is a mighty shield that ensures safety in the face of workplace hazards. This comprehensive tool acts as a guardian, equipping workers with the necessary protective gear to shield them from potential risks.


A PPE checklist template safeguards workers’ well-being. It serves as a dynamic guide, empowering employers to assess and verify the availability and condition of essential PPE. From hard hats to safety glasses, gloves to respirators, the checklist ensures each piece of equipment is meticulously inspected and readily available for use.


By harnessing the power of this checklist, organizations demonstrate their commitment to employee safety, reducing the vulnerability to workplace injuries or illnesses. The template not only emphasizes compliance with safety regulations but also fosters a culture of protection, reinforcing the importance of PPE usage and ensuring a fortified workforce ready to conquer any challenge that comes their way.


Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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