PPE: Hand Protection
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to protect you from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. This 30-minute course will help acquaint you with the various types of PPE specifically designed to protect your hands. It will assist you in selecting and maintaining the proper equipment based on the workplace hazard(s) present. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: describe OSHA requirements related to personal protective equipment, choose the appropriate hand protection to guard against specific workplace hazard(s), and recall general hand protection usage and maintenance guidelines.
Employees that have completed the UC Laboratory Safety Fundamentals course do not need to complete this training.
Training is required by Cal/OSHA and UC Davis P&P for faculty, staff, students, volunteers and visitors that use/wear or should use/wear PPE of this type and for those people who supervise/manage them. NOTE: Interim training may not meet all requirements; improved versions are under development.