Policy: Personal Protective Equipment
|Date: 07/25/04||Policy ID: SEC-022||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Environmental Health and Safety|
|Oversight Executive:||Vice President for Research|
Academic Division and the Medical Center.
|Table of Contents:|
|Reason for Policy:||To protect University faculty, staff and students from the risk of injuries as a result of being exposed to safety hazards in the work environment.|
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Hazard Assessment Survey (HAS): A walk-through survey of work areas for the purpose of identifying sources of hazards to faculty, staff or students. Basic categories that should be considered include, but are not limited to: impact from flying objects, moving machinery or falling objects; penetration from sharp objects that can pierce the feet or cut hands; compression (roll over of loads or heavy materials); exposure to harmful dust or chemicals; exposure to high heat or temperature extremes; exposure to light (optical) radiation from welding operations or work with lasers and electrical hazards; and exposure to noise.
All University departments are responsible for performing and documenting Hazard Assessment Surveys (HAS) in the work environment, thereby preventing faculty, staff or student member’s exposure to known or foreseeable safety hazards. Installing appropriate engineering controls or guards is generally the first course of action to prevent such injuries from occurring. If such protection is not possible, personal protective equipment will be provided as appropriate.
When satisfactory control of safety hazards is not feasible, departments must:
EHS can make recommendations and assist departments in meeting the above requirements.
|Related Information:||OSHA Code of Federal Regulations 1910.132 – Personal Protective Equipment General Requirements; 1910.133 – Eye and Face Protection; 1910.135 – Head Protection; 1910.135 – Foot Protection; 1910.137 – Electrical Protective Equipment; 1910.138 – Hand Protection|
|Major Category:||Safety, Security and Environmental Quality|
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|Next Scheduled Review:||07/25/14|
|Approved By, Date:||Policy Review Committee, 07/25/04|
|Revision History:||Previous version in effect from 3/1/1999 through 7/24/05.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):||Personal Protective Equipment XIV.O.1|