Safe practices for using PPE during emergencies includes but is not limited to:
1. The requirement to wear long pants
2. The prohibition of wearing open-toed shoes or sandals
3. The requirement to wear gloves that are impervious to the chemical being handled.
4. The requirement to wear safety glasses
5. The requirement to receive training in the use of fire extinguishers
6. The requirement to take CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
14.2 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
OSHA standard Part 1910 Subpart I addresses requirements for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In this section we will briefly discuss the primary elements for PPE.
As the Class A or Class B operator you must familiarize yourself with this information and work with the UST owner to ensure that the requirements of Part 1910 Subpart I are met for all Class C operators, and other facility personnel who may interact with the UST system on a day-by-day basis. The selection and use of PPE must meet OSHA requirements specified in 1910 Subpart I, as well as applicable ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. Requirements addressed by OSHA standard 1910 Subpart I and ANSI standards include but are not limited to:
1. Eye and face protection
2. Respiratory protection
3. Occupational head and foot protection
4. Electrical protective devices