Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important factor in your safety when working in the laboratory, machine shop, or while performing any work where a hazard may exist. PPE must be used if a hazard cannot be removed or adequately controlled by other means, such as engineered controls, work practices, or administrative controls. PPE, such as chemical resistant gloves, safety glasses and lab coats, supplement traditional laboratory safety equipment and established experimental protocols. Not all PPE offer the same level of protection, because of this it must be carefully selected to match the hazard(s) present and the degree of protection required.
EHS can provide students and faculty with safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, respiratory protection (when warranted), and gauntlet style chemical resistant gloves. If you are in need of specific PPE that EHS does not offer, we can provide guidance on selection and vendor suggestions.
For more information regarding PPE, visit the following links or contact the EHS Office.