Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This course covers the basics of hazard assessments to determine required PPE as well as various types of PPE. Specifically, the course content addresses eye and face protection, hand and arm protection, foot and shin protection, safety footwear, and general work clothing. Lastly, the course re-emphasizes the training requirements for personal protective equipment.

  1. Full Course (en espaƱol) - 18 minutes
    This version is designed for all native Spanish-speaking employees.
  2. Full Course - 17 minutes
    This version is designed for all school employees.
Course Authors
James Vaughan
James Vaughan is president of Today's Resources, Inc., a full-service safety and health consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of direct OSHA compliance and loss-control experience and holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University.


Karl Sommer III
Karl Sommer III has more than 14 years of safety experience, including acting as executive director of the Columbus (OH) Chamber of Commerce Safety Council and the National Safety Council Central Ohio Chapter. His responsibilities included the coordination/presentation of numerous training courses and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation group rating program. Karl holds an MS in Safety and Health Management from West Virginia University.