Please note this app is used as part of a blended learning platform.
The PPE app is designed to make new construction workers aware of the importance of wearing their personal protective equipment. If a worker is unsure of what is to be worn, or why it is to be worn, they should discuss this with their supervisor on site. The ability to unlock new modules helps to keep this app interactive and progressive in today’s workplace. There are mandatory PPE requirements in commercial, industrial and residential construction. This app assists in the proper selection and use of PPE as required by the Workplace Health and Safety Legislation, and also allows the user to see the consequences of not wearing the PPE. The proper selection of PPE is defined by task-specific hazards, and should be worn as stated in company or site policies, safe job procedures, chemical safety data sheets and industry best practices.
Personal protection equipment is used to reduce or minimize the exposure or contact to physical, chemical or biological hazards. A hazard cannot be eliminated by PPE, but the risk of injury can be eliminated or greatly reduced. Throughout this session, participants will be provided with the information on how to assess, select and determine the correct PPE for the work they are performing.
After completion of this course, you should be able to understand:
· Describe the hierarchy of hazard controls
· Locate information in government legislation on PPE
· Identify what PPE is required for specific situations on a construction site
· Explain employer and employee obligations and how to care, use, inspect and provide storage for PPE
· Orientation, documentation and communication