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Personal Protective Equipment Plan

Personal Protective Equipment Plan

This Personal Protective Equipment Plan is necessary to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations (29 CFR 1910.132). The purpose of this plan is to ensure worker safety using personal protective equipment.

Each affected employee will demonstrate an understanding of the training and the ability to use personal protective equipment properly, before being allowed to perform work requiring the use of personal protective equipment.
The employer will verify that each affected employee has received and understood the required training through a written certification that contains: (Appendix B)

  1. Purpose
  2. General Program Management

    The management will assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or likely to be present, which will necessitate the use of personal protective equipment.

    The employees are responsible for complying with our company policies on the use of personal protective equipment.


    The Personal Protective Equipment Plan will be reviewed or updated whenever there are new equipment or personnel changes that might affect the plan.

    1. Responsibility
    2. Program Review and Update
  3. Methods of Compliance

    When hazards are present or likely to be present, the employer will:

    1. Hazard Assessment and Equipment Selection
    • Select and have each affected employee use the types of personal protective equipment that will protect the affected employee from the hazards identified in the hazard assessment (Appendix A).
    • Communicate selection decisions to each affected employee.
    • Select Personal Protective Equipment that properly fits each affected employee.

    Damaged and defective personal protective equipment shall not be used.

  4. Training

    This company will provide training to each employee who is required to use personal protective equipment. Each employee will be trained to know at least the following:

    • When personal protective equipment is necessary;
    • What personal protective equipment is necessary;
    • How to properly put on, take off, adjust, and wear the personal protective equipment;
    • The limitations of the personal protective equipment; and
    • The proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of personal protective equipment.

    When the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who already has been trained does not have the understanding and skill required to use the personal protective equipment, the employer will retrain each such employee.

    Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to:

    • Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete;
    • Changes in the types of personal protective equipment to be used render previous training obsolete; or
    • Inadequacies in an affected employee's knowledge or use of assigned personal protective equipment indicate that the employee has not demonstrated an understanding or skill.
  • The name of each employee trained;
  • The date(s) of training; and
  • Information that identifies the subject of the certification.


Appendix A


Hazard(s) Present

Employee(s) at Risk

Body Part(s) at Risk

Personal Protective Equipment Required





















Assessment Performed By

Date Assessment Performed


Appendix B

Subject of Training

Employee's Name



Training Successful
(circle one)

Retraining Date/Reason for Retraining

When and why PPE is required





What specific PPE is required





How to properly don, doff, adjust, and wear PPE





Limitations of PPE





The proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the PPE





Training Performed By