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 difference between 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.
Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What Is Personal Protective Equipment? A. Personal Protective Equipment B. Routine Practices 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
Matt Dillon has a certification in OSHA 500 and 501 from Northern Illinois University and a BS in English from Southern Illinois University. He currently works for John A Logan College as the Coordinator for Occupational Health and Safety Training. In this role he is responsible for instructing staff and faculty in all OSHA required safety areas. He has had over 12 years experience providing training in OSHA regulations. Over the years, Matt has conducted hundreds of OSHA training sessions for healthcare facilities. Disclosure: Matt Dillon has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED
Peggy is a Health Services professional with over 38 years of progressive Nursing, Education, and Health Management experience including Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Case Management, and Home Care Senior Management. As Director of Product Management, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centre’s, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of software product delivery including implementation and constant improvement of a provincial home care solution and assessment solution for the Province of Ontario. Peggy is highly skilled in all aspects of communication and education, including facilitation, presentations, Disclosure: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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