PEOSH originally adopted the federal OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Standard on August 5, 1996. PEOSH adopted OSHA’s revised Standard (incorporating employer payment for PPE) on July 21, 2008. The text of the current PEOSH Personal Protective Equipment Standard resides on the federal OSHA website.
The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) share jurisdiction for enforcing the PPE Standard.
In establishing criteria for protective clothing, equipment and devices, the PPE Standard references "American National Standards Institute" or "ANSI" guidelines which can be obtained through the ANSI website. Many PPE vendors are familiar with the ANSI criteria for their products.
There are several parts of the PEOSH Personal Protective Equipment Standard:
Each employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.
Eye and face protection must conform to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) criteria referenced in the Standard.
Certification of Hazard Assessment [pdf 8331k]
Template for listing job tasks, hazards and PPE required along with the location, date and signature of person certifying the hazard evaluation as required by the Standard.
OSHA PPE Outreach Training for Workers
PowerPoint presentation designed to assist trainers conducting OSHA 10-hour general industry outreach training for workers. Since workers are the target audience, these materials emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, and control - not standards.
Other Informational Materials
OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Informational Booklet
The information in this guide is general in nature and does not address all workplace hazards or PPE requirements. The information, methods and procedures in this guide are based on the OSHA requirements for PPE as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations and adopted by PEOSH.
This guide will help both employers and employees do the following:
understand the types of PPE
know the basics of conducting a "hazard assessment" of the workplace
select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances
understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE
OSHA Eye and Face Protection eTool
eTools are "stand-alone," interactive, Web-based training tools specializing in occupational safety and health topics. They utilize graphical menus as well as expert system modules. These modules enable the user to answer questions, and receive reliable advice on how OSHA regulations apply to their worksite.
Personal Protective Equipment for Emergency Responders
Personal protective equipment is very important for any emergency responder. This Web page covers five main types of PPE: respirators and protective clothing (selection, proper use, etc.), skin exposures and eye and hearing protection.