Personal Protective Equipment
- Service Animals in Labs
- 12 & 15 Passenger Van Policy
- 3D Printer Policy
- Asbestos Floor Tile Policy
- Asbestos Policy
- Basic Electrical Safety Policy
- Bicycles and Other Transportation Vehicles in University Buildings
- Biohazards Medical Monitoring Policy
- Biological Waste Disposal Policy
- Building Code Enforcement Policy
- Chain Saw Safety Policy
- Compressed Gas Cylinders Condensed Safety Rules
- Compressed Gas Cylinders Use and Storage
- Confined Space Entry Policy
- Contractor Health and Safety Requirement Policy
- Dive Boat Safety Policy – Responsibilities
- Drones & Unmanned Aircraft System Policy
- Electronics Reuse/Recycle
- Fall Protection Policy
- Feral Cats & Other Wild Animals Living on Campus Policy
- Golf Cart Policy
- Hazard Communication Policy
- Hazardous Energy Control (Lock out/Tag out) Policy
- Hearing Conservation Policy
- Heat Stress Policy
- Hot Work Safety Policy
- Indoor Environmental Quality Policy
- Lab Closeout Policy
- Lead Paint Policy
- Mercury Spills
- Minors in Research Laboratories, Clinics, or Animal Facilities
- Motorcycle, Scooter (Includes E-Scooters)/Moped, Segway and Bicycle Use by Employees: Personal Protective Equipment Policy
- Natural Gas Leaks Policy
- Occupational Safety Forms
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Portable Power Tool Safety
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
- Q Fever/Coxiella burnetii in Sheep, Goats and Cattle Control Policy
- Recreational Use of the Lake Alice Watershed Policy
- Respiratory Protection Policy
- Shop Safety & Machine Guarding Policy
- Student Shop Safety Policy
- Temporary Structures on Campus (Including Tents)
- Tractor & Roll Over Protection Structures (ROPS) Safety Policy
- Trenching and Excavation Policy
- Vaccination Policy for Research Personnel
This policy establishes the minimum requirements for the selection and proper use of personal protective equipment.
By authority delegated from the University President, the Vice-president for Business Affairs is responsible for the safety of all University facilities. Under this authority, policies are developed to provide a safe teaching, research, service, housing and recreational environment.
University staff exposed to physical and/or health hazards while performing their job duties are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Whenever possible, an identified hazard must be eliminated through engineering or administrative controls before the use of PPE is authorized.
A workplace hazard assessment must be performed in order to determine what PPE is appropriate for a given task.
All PPE issued to University employees must comply with applicable third party certifying bodies (i.e. ANSI, NIOSH).
All PPE required to safely perform job duties shall be provided at no cost to affected staff.
Additional specialized PPE requirements may apply and may be viewed in other UF safety policies (i.e. Electrical Safety).
Employees assigned PPE must be provided training in the selection, proper use and care of the PPE they will be using.
Training must be provided prior to using the PPE.
Training must be documented. Documentation must include the employee’s name, UF ID number, signature, date of training, supervisor’s name and department.
Training shall be repeated if the employee is observed misusing their PPE or if changes in the types of PPE used render the previous training obsolete.
The PPE training curriculum shall include:
- When PPE is necessary
- What PPE is necessary
- How to properly don, doff, adjust and wear PPE
- The limitations of the PPE
- The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE