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August 2009 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WRITTEN PROGRAM Hibbing Community College The personal protective equipment program at Hibbing Community College details the requirements for the administration of an effective and comprehensive plan to recognize evaluate and control exposure to hazards of the eyes face head and extremities All required personal protective equipment shall be provided maintained and used whenever the hazards of the task or environment are capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption or physical contact PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION The Department Head or Supervisor has the responsibility and authority for the personal protective equipment PPE program The responsibilities include the recognition of all tasks and environments where hazards are present or are likely to be present identification of the specific types of PPE to be used maintenance and replacement of defective or damaged equipment training in the use limitations maintenance and care of PPE and evaluation and review of the program effectiveness HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND EQUIPMENT SELECTION Hibbing Community College s goal is to minimize the hazards of tasks and work environments through engineering controls or work practices whenever feasible When these controls are not feasible personal protective equipment will be chosen that will provide employees protection against the hazards The Certified Hazard Assessment form lists all tasks and environments requiring eye face foot head hand and torso arm leg protection and the specific PPE that will be used at Hibbing Community College to protect employees The Department Head or Supervisor will be responsible for the hazard assessment and the selection of appropriate PPE They will reevaluate the requirements for existing tasks or environments identify new hazards whenever any new projects are undertaken where environmental conditions can be expected to change new processes products equipment tasks



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