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PPE Hazard Assessments, otherwise known as Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessments, are required at all auto facilities. What are they? PPE Assessments evaluate any hazards that may exist in your shop, what your employees do on a regular basis, what they’re exposed to, and what personal protective equipment they are required to wear.
It is possible to write your own Hazard Assessment, or, some companies, such as KPA, will provide Hazard Assessments for you.
To create your own PPE Hazard Assessment, document each employee’s tasks, what hazards they are exposed to, and then finally, how the hazards are eliminated. Engineering controls such as guards and shields on the equipment should be used to eliminate hazards whenever possible. Personal Protective Equipment should always be the last line of defense.
Keep your PPE Hazard Assessment filed on-site to provide during OSHA inspections!