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Protective equipment, including personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary.(b)

OSHA defines Personal Protective Equipment as specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazardGeneral work clothes (e.g uniforms, pants, shirts or blouses) not intended to function as protection against a hazard are not considered to be Personal Protective Equipment.

MINUTE SAFETY TALK by OSHA Pros Protective Clothing and Equipment Your Personal Line of Defense Every year about two million employees are the victims of debilitating accidents in the workplaceIf you also take into account the implications of many of these injuries (progressive loss of sight, hearing,

OSHA Picks up the Task of Developing Government Protective Clothing GuidelinesAs the primary government agency tasked with establishing and enforcing regulations for workplace safety and health, OSHA accepted the charge to develop government protective clothing guidelines.

gloves, an isolation gown or protective clothing, and eye protection, all used in accordance with CFR subpart INote Employers are encouraged to select elastomeric respirators or powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) instead of filtering facepiece respirators.

Protective clothing and equipment must be repaired or replaced as needed to maintain its safety an effectiveness[ CFR .(g)()(iii)] All protective clothing must be removed at the end of a work shift in change rooms provided for that purpose[ CFR .(g)()(iv)]