Personal Protective Equipment


Hazards exist in every work environment, and your work environment is no exception. They can take many forms: sharp objects such as needles or razors, toxic gases, radiation, harmful dusts and particles, infectious diseases like influenza, and contact with other potentially infectious materials, such as blood or saliva. These are just a few of the hazards that can result in workplace related injuries or illness. Personal protective equipment, or PPE for short, is one of the first lines of defense against physical hazards of various sorts. It is important to know the different types of PPE necessary for the job tasks you perform. You must also recognize the situations that require the use of PPE and know how to correctly put on (donning) and remove (doffing) the equipment you need.


Hours: 0.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-PPE
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the importance of PPE.
Identify when the use of each type of PPE is appropriate.
Describe how to correctly put on and take off PPE.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About this Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: What Is Personal Protective Equipment?
A. Personal Protective Equipment
B. Standard Precautions
C. Types of PPE
D. Let’s Practice
Section 3: Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
A. Putting On PPE
B. Let’s Practice
C. When to Remove PPE
D. PPE Removal
E. The Return of Cecil
Section 4: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. References
D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Anthony Barone, M.P.H., PMP, CEM, CBCP, CHS-V, CHMM, FF/EMT
Mr. Anthony A. Barone is a driver of health, safety and security solutions in emergency management, business continuity management, public safety, public health, pre-hospital, hospital, and healthcare preparedness through uncompromising consultation, advisement, collaboration and service. He is committed to leading efforts that contribute to a healthier, safer and more secure world. Mr. Barone brings over fifteen years of planning, mitigation, prevention, protection, preparedness, response and recovery experience at the tactical, operational, strategic and policy levels of private sector, academia and all levels of government (i.e. local, state and Federal). He holds a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Toxicology and Risk Assessment, and a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management, from the College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and a Bachelor’s of Art in Zoology from Miami University, Oxford, OH. As a certified Firefighter II, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Manager, Homeland Security Level-V, Hazardous Materials Manager, and Project Manager, Mr. Barone strives to keep current with tactical-to-policy level industry leading practices. Currently, Mr. Barone serves as a Senior Management Analyst - Emergency Management at GAP Solutions, Inc.; a CBRN Safety Officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Maryland-1; an operational volunteer Firefighter II and EMT with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; the Secretary and Community Representative of the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council; a member of the Alexandria/Arlington Leadership Council of the American Red Cross, National Capital Region; and a Public Health and Medical Consultant, Advisor and Volunteer with the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps.  Disclosure: Anthony Barone, M.P.H., PMP, CEM, CBCP, CHS-V, CHMM, FF/EMT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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