Personal Protective Equipment Donning and Doffing PPE
must properly don (put on) required PPE before entering an area with a potential
hazard that requires the use of the PPE. Workers may not remove (doff)
required PPE before leaving the area of exposure. Personnel required to wear PPE
need to be instructed in proper donning and doffing techniques and inspection
Some specific PPE donning and doffing requirements include:
A 269-qualified person must don insulating gloves with leather protectors (and
sleeves if required) before entering the Minimum Approach Distance (MAD) for the
voltage involved. The best practice is for a worker to don the necessary PPE
(for example, rubber gloves) before approaching the equipment, while still on
the ground, or before leaving the bucket cradle, and wear it until he or she
returns to the original location ("Ground-to-Ground" and "Cradle-to-Cradle").
See: 1910.269(l)(2) on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Minimum Approach
1910.269(g)(2) on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Fall Protection
An unqualified climber (including trainees) who will be higher than 4 feet off
the ground (or next lower level) must don fall protection prior to climbing and
doff it when the climb is finished. [See 1910.269(g)(2)].
Occupants working from aerial lift trucks (buckets) must wear fall protection.