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Personal Protective Equipment. Healthcare Workers. Session Objectives. You will be able to: Recognize the importance of PPE Identify job hazards that require PPE Select appropriate PPE Inspect and fit PPE properly Remove and dispose of PPE safely Maintain PPE in good, safe condition. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Personal Protective Equipment

Healthcare Workers

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Session ObjectivesYou will be able to:• Recognize the importance of PPE • Identify job hazards that require PPE• Select appropriate PPE• Inspect and fit PPE properly• Remove and dispose of PPE safely•Maintain PPE in good, safe condition

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What You Need to Know•Why using assigned PPE is essential• Common healthcare hazards that require

PPE• Types of PPE that could be necessary• Proper selection, inspection, use, and

maintenance of PPE•When new or different PPE might be

required

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Why You Need to Wear Assigned PPE• You could face a variety of workplace

hazards• Safety controls don’t always eliminate

hazards•When hazards can’t be eliminated, PPE

serves as a barrier between you and the hazards• OSHA regulations and our policy require

appropriate PPE

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OSHA Requirements•What PPE is needed for each task• How to use it correctly• Limitations of PPE• How to maintain PPE properly

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Common Healthcare Hazards Requiring PPE• Skin penetration by

sharps• Chemicals• Antineoplastic and

other potentially harmful drugs• Blood and other

potentially infected materials• TB or other airborne

bacteria

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Common Healthcare Hazards Requiring PPE (cont.)

•Mechanical hazards• Heat• X rays• Light radiation (e.g., lasers or UV)• Any other identified hazard

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PPE Is Your Personal Defense Against Hazards • Eyes and face • Skin• Respiratory system • Feet• Hearing• Head

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Eye and Face Protection • Shatterproof safety

glasses• Goggles• Filtered lenses• Face shields• Eye protection with

prescription glasses

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Skin Protection • Gloves

• Disposable• Cotton• Leather• Rubber, neoprene,

or vinyl• Heat resistant

• Protective clothing

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Respiratory Protection • Masks• Respirators• Respirator fit testing

and training

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Foot Protection • Sensible, sturdy shoes

with nonslip soles• Safety shoes• Boots• Shoe covers

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Hearing Protection • Earmuffs• Earplugs• Canal caps• Homemade hearing

protection IS NOT effective and should NOT be used

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Head Protection Hard hats protect your head in two ways:• Hard outer shell resists

blows and penetration• Shock-absorbing

suspensions act as a barrier between the outer shell and your head to absorb impact

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Hazards and Protections • Do you understand the

information that has been presented so far?

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Select the Right PPE for the Job You’re PerformingWe will provide you with PPE that:• Protects from identified hazards• Is of safe design and construction and gives

you a good fit• Is sanitary and reliable• Provides more than minimum protection•Meets required safety and health standards

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Select the Right PPE for Chemical Hazards• Read the label• Check the MSDS• Ask your supervisor if

you have any questions

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Inspect PPE Before Use • Inspect before each use• Look for holes, tears, cracks, wear, or other

problems• Don’t use defective, worn, or damaged PPE.

Turn it in and get an effective replacement.

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Get a Good Fit PPE fits well when it:• Provides you with the

protection you need • Is comfortable enough

to allow you to move and perform your job well

Remember to check fit before each use

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Remove and Dispose of PPE Correctly • Remove PPE when it’s contaminated • Remove PPE from the top down, wearing

gloves to protect your skin• Grasp contaminated gloves on the inside

and peel down without touching the outside• Place contaminated PPE in assigned

containers•Wash thoroughly after removing PPE

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Maintain PPE Properly • Clean PPE before you

put it away• Store PPE in a safe

place where it won’t be damaged or lost

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Selection, Use, and Maintenance • Do you understand the

information in the previous slides?

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When New or Different PPE May Be Required •When tasks change, hazards may

change too•When new equipment or substances are

introduced, you may face new hazards•When hazards change, new or different

PPE may be required •When technology changes, you may be

assigned new and improved PPE• Your supervisor will explain any changes and

prepare you to use new PPE

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Use PPE Responsibly • Know the job hazards• Use the equipment provided• Check the equipment• Take care of your equipment• Remove equipment carefully and clean or

dispose of it properly

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Key Points to Remember • OSHA requires the use of PPE when

workplace hazards can’t be eliminated• PPE provides you with a barrier of

protection against job hazards• You need to know how to select, inspect,

use, and maintain your PPE correctly• Always use assigned PPE• If there’s anything about PPE you don’t

understand, ask your supervisor