Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

29 CFR 1910.132(a), 29 CFR 1910.151(c), 29 CFR 1910.138(a), 29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(G)

100% Online Responsive Course

$14.95 (Valid for multi seat group disounts)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is special equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. Wearing PPE reduces the chance of touching, being exposed to, and spreading infectious materials. PPE helps prevent the spread of infectious materials in hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and other healthcare facilities. The use of PPE can protect clients and health care workers from infections.

All healthcare workers, patients, and visitors should use PPE when there is the potential exposure to blood or other bodily fluids. This course takes a closer look at the PPE required for healthcare workers to protect themselves from many hazards.

Compliant with OSHA Standards

29 CFR 1910.132(a), 29 CFR 1910.151(c), 29 CFR 1910.138(a), 29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(G)

Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment - Curriculum

Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment

A short overview of personal protective equipment in a healthcare setting.

Specific information realting to the use of PPE and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

An introduction to the types of PPE encountered in a healthcare setting. The main types will be covered in further detail in the next lessons.

Masks come in various forms and you must be able to identify wach and know what they are used for, and when to use each type.

This lesson covers eye protection including goggle, safety glasses and face visors.

Learn about the different types of protective clothing used in healthcare workplaces.

Hearing protection may be required when performing certain work tasks. This lesson covers the different types of hearing protection and their use cases.

This lesson covers the basics of respirator use in the workplace. If you are required to use a respirator your employer should assign you the full Respiratory Protection course in addition to this training.

The final lesson covers general guidelines for use, care, selection and maintenance of PPE.


Training Time


One Quiz

OSHA Information and Disclaimer

  • PPE (e.g., gloves, goggles, and splash aprons) must be provided as appropriate when exposed to hazards such as cleaning detergents, chemicals, and hazardous drugs. [29 CFR 1910.132(a)]
  • Medical Services and First Aid: Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use. [29 CFR 1910.151(c)]
  • Hand Protections: Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes. [29 CFR 1910.138(a)]
  • Employees must be provided with information about the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of personal protective equipment. [29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(G)]
  • Employees must remove protective clothing before leaving the room and dispose of it in an appropriately designated area or container for storage, washing, decontamination, or disposal. Employees should never take protective clothing home to be washed or cleaned. [29 CFR1910.1030(d)(3)(vii)] [29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(3)(viii)].
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