Environmental Health & Safety
Protective Equipment and Job Safety Analyses
Safety is Everyone's Business!
is the responsibility of all LSUHSC-NO faculty, staff and students to
follow all safety rules, policies and procedures.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
What's it all about?
- What is PPE and why is it important?
- What is LSUHSC-NO's written PPE program and why do we have one?
- When is the use of PPE necessary?
- What PPE is necessary?
- How to wear and limitations of assigned PPE.
What is PPE?
used to protect an employee from injury or illness resulting
from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical,
mechanical, or other workplace hazards (OSHA).
- The need for PPE and the type of PPE used is based on hazard
Types of PPE at LSUHSC-NO
and Face Protections-safety glasses, goggles, face shields
Protection- hardhats and helmets
- Foot Protection-steel-toed shoes & boots
Protection-cotton, leather, latex, vinyl, PVC gloves, etc.
- Hearing Protection-ear plugs, ear muffs
- Respiratory Protection-respirators, dust masks
Why Does LSUHSC-NO have a PPE program?
protect the health of all members of its workforce (faculty, staff,
residents, students, visitors, and volunteers) from risk of injury or
exposure to workplace hazards by providing the necessary information to
identify work situations that require the use of PPE, as well as the
proper selection, maintenance and disposal of PPE.
the appropriate PPE will help to minimize workplace
comply with local, state, and federal safety requirements.
Important Questions about LSUHSC-NO's
I get in trouble for not wearing PPE as instructed by my Supervisor
or Professor/Instructor? Yes. You
can lose your job or be expelled from
- Who is required to participate in the PPE program? Anyone who works in
a high risk area where personal protective equipment is required to
Introduction to LSUHSC-NO's PPE Program
- Implementation Requirements
- Employee Training and Education
- Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
Environmental Health and Safety
- Provide technical support and assist departments in implementing
an effective PPE program.
- Provide training for PPE instruction as needed.
- Maintain training records.
- Review/revise the PPE program for compliance with applicable
Supervisors/ Principal Investigators
- Conduct job safety analysis (JSA) or develop standard operating
procedures (SOPs) in their work areas and
maintain records in accordance with the related policy.
- Determine required PPE and order adequate supplies.
- Dispose of PPE in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
- Train employees on the proper use, care and cleaning of PPE.
- Maintain training records.
- Ensure employees wear the correct PPE for each job.
- Replace defective or damaged PPE immediately.
- Keep an adequate supply of PPE on hand.
Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors and
and store PPE in a clean and sanitary condition.
PPE is in good operating condition at all times; never wear
unsafe or unhealthy work conditions and job related
are two general methods for controlling exposure to hazardous
reduce exposure to a chemical or physical hazard through the use or
substitution of engineered machinery or equipment. Some examples
include: self-capping syringe needles, ventilation systems such as fume
hoods, sound dampening materials to reduce noise levels, safety
interlocks, and radiation shielding.
Note that the preferred method for reducing employee/student
exposure at LSUHSC is the use of engineering controls and if these are
not sufficient to minimize exposure, PPE will be used.
- Administrative Controls-
controls) are changes in work procedures, such as written safety
policies, rules, supervision schedules, and training, with the goal of
reducing the duration, frequency, and severity of exposure to hazardous
chemicals or situations.
LSUHSC-NO is required to Provide PPE
Supervisor/PI or safety specialist determines that PPE is necessary
to protect the health and safety of employees from hazards of processes
or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical
irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or
impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption,
inhalation, or physical contact.
- A Supervisor/PI determines that
engineering and/or supervisory controls do not reduce exposure
potential to a safe level.
development or installations of engineering controls are pending.
term, non-routine operations where engineering controls are not
emergency situation occurs such as spills, ventilation malfunctions,
Who Pays for Protective Equipment?
provides all PPE and replacement PPE at NO cost to employees,
except when the employee has lost or intentionally damaged the PPE.
is not required to pay for:
PPE (e.g., safety-toe protective footwear and
non-specialty prescription safety eyewear)
if the employee wears such items off the job-site.
- Everyday clothing, such as long-sleeve shirts, long pants,
shoes, normal work boots or ordinary clothing.
used solely for protection from weather, such as winter coats,
jackets, gloves, parkas, rubber boots, hats, raincoats, ordinary
sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Employee Training &
employees must receive hands-on training regarding basic PPE usage BEFORE
they can work.
an area where PPE is required. Initial training must contain the
PPE is necessary.
type of PPE is necessary?
to properly don, doff, adjust and wear PPE.
proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of PPE.
Retraining/Refresher Training is
Supervisor/PI deems it necessary to do so (unlimited circumstances).
Supervisor/PI determines that an employee does not understand the
in the workplace, and in the types of PPE render previous
in an affected employee's knowledge or use of assigned PPE.
Who is required to keep Training
Records at LSUHSC-NO?
are required to maintain a copy of employee training
records for a minimum of six years.
Environmental Health and Safety Department is required to maintain
a copy of all training records for a minimum of six years.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
is an evaluation tool used to identify potential accidents or
hazards and implement safe job procedures.
is used to prevent accidents and workplace illnesses by improving
employee skills and awareness through an organized process.
is the responsibility of the Supervisor/PI to assess jobs and
evaluate engineering controls using Appendix A, JSA Form 1-00 for their
are required to be performed for:
jobs that have resulted in an incident/accident trend or death.
that have a potential for severe injury or property damage.
in job procedures or equipment.
should be maintained and displayed in plain view in the work area
where to task will be performed or equipment used.
Operating Manuals that provide instructions on the proper and
safe usage of equipment can also serve as JSAs, but must be readily
accessible to employees using the equipment.
If it is Determined that PPE is
Required for the Job after
a JSA assessment, then the Supervisor/PI is required to:
and have each affected employee use all PPE that will protect
them from the hazards identified in the JSA.
selection decisions to each affected employee.
PPE that properly fits each affected employee.
Relevant Policies and Procedures
Personal Protective Equipment Policy.
Job Safety Analysis Policy.
Environmental Health and Safety Department's website.
the Environmental Health and Safety Department at: