PPE Review Checklist

Use this section to help confirm that all workers are using proper personal protective equipment for all aspects of scope on the project.

Question Response Type
1. Are all workers wearing hardhats, safety glasses, vests, and work boots? Yes No N/A
2. Are all workers doing any hazardous work using the required PPE for that work? Yes No N/A
3. If yes, what is the hazardous work taking place? What PPE are they using to reduce safety risk? Text Answer
4. Are all workers wearing fall protection when working above 6 feet or near the edge of the building? Yes No N/A
5. Are all visitors on site wearing proper PPE? Yes No N/A

What is personal protective equipment (PPE)?

In construction, personal protective equipment (or PPE) refers to the safety garments and accessories workers wear on the jobsite. PPE helps minimize exposure to serious hazards and conditions. Think of equipment like rubber gloves, body harnesses, safety glasses, safety vests, boots, face masks, face shields, and more.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to provide workers all necessary PPE for their line of work. That way, crews can stay safe in the workplace.

Why is reviewing PPE important?

There are a lot of safety hazards in the construction industry. Wearing proper PPE is one way companies can protect their workers (and themselves) from risk.

However, if PPE is faulty or not up to standard, it won’t function properly. What does that mean for you? A higher potential for workplace injuries and illnesses. Faulty equipment won’t give the same protection as equipment in good condition. That’s why it’s important to regularly review PPE, and make sure everything is working as intended.

What are PPE employer obligations?

OSHA states that all employers must first assess the workplace for any hazards—and which PPE is required. Employers also have to train their workers on how to wear, use, and maintain any PPE they’re assigned.

Protections listed in OSHA’s PPE fact sheet to educate workers on include:

  • Head injuries
  • Foot and leg injuries
  • Eye and face injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Hand injuries
  • Body injury
  • What are other ways I can protect crews on the jobsite?

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