Course Name
Personal Protective Equipment

Contact Hours: 3

Course Description

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, mandates that it is an employer’s duty to provide a personal protective equipment, or PPE, program designed for their workplace. The employee must follow the PPE program and use the PPE required to conform to safe work practices for their particular job. In 2003, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 4.4 million nonfatal injuries in private industries; this emphasizes the importance of safety in the workplace.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated and students retain access for one year from the date of enrollment.


Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe personal responsibilities regarding personal protective equipment.

  • List the personal protective equipment that is commonly associated with industrial sites.

  • Describe the proper care, use, and inspection of personal protective equipment.

  • Explain the effects of using defective or incorrect personal protective equipment.


Each module contains numerous Knowledge Checks along the way to help you measure your understanding.  At the end of each module there is a final quiz. A score of 80% or higher is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Required Book(s)
All training is delivered online. No additional purchase required.


Intro to OSHA

  • Why is OSHA Important to You?

  • What Rights Do You Have Under OSHA?
  • What Responsibilities Does Your Employer Have Under OSHA?
  • What Do the OSHA Standards Say?
  • How are OSHA Inspections Conducted?
  • Where Can You Go For Help?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Personal Responsibilities

  • Industrial Personal Protective Equipment
  • Care, Use, and Inspection of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Effects of Using Defective Personal Protective Equipment

Machine Guarding

  • Machine Accidents

  • Methods of Machine Safeguarding
  • Other Examples of Machine Guarding and Training Requirements