14.6 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Checklist

Do supervisors ensure PPE is provided, used and maintained in a sanitary, serviceable condition? AFI 91-203 para. 14.3.2

Do supervisors ensure that required PPE job safety training is documented as required by AFI 91-202? AFI 91-203 para. 14.3.2

Do supervisors advise workers it is mandatory to comply with PPE requirements on- and off-duty? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.2

Do management, supervisors and visitors wear appropriate PPE while within a hazardous area? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.2

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? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.3

Do protective helmets have the manufacturer‘s name, ANSI designation and the class identified inside the shell? AFI 91-203 para.

Do workers who work around chains, belts, rotating devices, suction devices, blowers, etc., cover their hair to prevent it being caught in machinery? AFI 91-203 para.

Is specifically designed hearing protection provided to workers who need it IAW 48-Series? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.4

Is BE contacted for advice on the proper respirator protection to use prior to exposing personnel to a potentially hazardous atmosphere? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.5

Is appropriate hand or arm protection provided when a worker‘s hands or arms are exposed to hazards? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.7

Are chemical protective gloves worn by personnel handling acids, alkalies, organic solvents and other harmful chemicals? AFI 91-203 para.

Are workers able to remove gloves without causing skin contamination? AFI 91-203 para.

Is contaminated PPE that cannot be decontaminated disposed of in a manner that protects employees from exposure to hazards? AFI 91-203 para.

Is protective footwear provided and worn when there is a reasonable possibility of foot injuries? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.10

Are other protective methods, such as engineering or administrative controls, used to limit worker contact with hazardous chemicals before considering PPE use? AFI 91-203 para. 14.4.11

Do supervisors select chemical protective clothing based on the performance characteristics relative to tasks performed, conditions present, duration of use and potential hazards identified? AFI 91-203 para.

Do supervisors review SDS requirements, then verify proper selection of chemical protective clothing with BE before original issue? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para.

Do supervisors ensure proper cold weather clothing is provided and used for working in cold temperatures? AFI 91-203 para. 14.5.12


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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.