14.6 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Checklist.

14.6.1. Do supervisors ensure PPE is provided, used and maintained in a sanitary, serviceable
condition? Reference 14.3.2

14.6.2. Do supervisors ensure that required PPE job safety training is documented as required by
AFI 91-202? Reference 14.3.2

14.6.3. Do supervisors advise workers it is mandatory to comply with PPE requirements on- and offduty?

14.6.4. Do workers notify their supervisors if they have a known medical condition or are taking
medications that could affect their ability to safely perform a hazardous task or operation? Reference

14.6.5. Are workers provided appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to hazards from
flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, corrosives, caustics, chemical gases, vapors or
potentially injurious radiation? Reference 14.4.2

14.6.6. Do management, supervisors and visitors wear appropriate PPE while within a hazardous
area? Reference 14.4.2

14.6.7. Are protective helmets provided for and used by workers exposed to injury from falling or
flying objects, bumping head against a fixed object or electrical shock or burns? Reference 14.4.3

14.6.8. Do protective helmets have the manufacturer‘s name, ANSI designation and the class
identified inside the shell? Reference

14.6.9. Do workers who work around chains, belts, rotating devices, suction devices, blowers, etc.,
cover their hair to prevent it being caught in machinery? Reference

14.6.10. Is specifically designed hearing protection provided to workers who need it IAW AFOSH
Standard 48-20? Reference 14.4.4

14.6.11. Is BE contacted for advice on the proper respirator protection to use prior to exposing
personnel to a potentially hazardous atmosphere? Reference 14.4.5

14.6.12. Is appropriate hand or arm protection provided when a worker‘s hands or arms are exposed
to hazards? Reference 14.4.7

14.6.13. Are chemical protective gloves worn by personnel handling acids, alkalis, organic solvents
and other harmful chemicals? Reference

14.6.14. Are workers able to remove gloves without causing skin contamination? Reference

14.6.15. Is contaminated PPE that cannot be decontaminated disposed of in a manner that protects
employees from exposure to hazards? Reference

14.6.16. Is protective footwear provided and worn when there is a reasonable possibility of foot
injuries? Reference 14.4.10

14.6.17. Are other protective methods, such as engineering or administrative controls, used to limit
worker contact with hazardous chemicals before considering PPE use? Reference 14.4.11

14.6.18. Do supervisors select chemical protective clothing based on the performance characteristics
relative to tasks performed, conditions present, duration of use and potential hazards identified?

14.6.19. Do supervisors review MSDS requirements, then verify proper selection of chemical
protective clothing with BE before original issue? Reference

14.6.20. Do personnel exposed to vehicle or aircraft traffic during hours of darkness or periods of
reduced visibility, or as part of construction or maintenance activities, use reflective
vests/accessories? Reference

14.6.21. Do supervisors ensure proper cold weather clothing is provided and used for working in
cold temperatures? Reference 14.5.12

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.