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Cleaning Preparations Cleaning Operations Rescue Teams Ventilation Rescue Teams Warning Signs and Labels Warning Signs and Labels Figure 1: Illustration of many ship repair operations that require PPE
Figure 1: Illustration of the many ship repair operations that require PPE.

Employees must receive training in the proper use, care, and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities. [29 CFR 1915.152(e)(1)]

Note: Confined space entry is one of the leading hazards associated with barge cleaning. Review Shipbreaking: Confined or Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres for information on how to protect workers from this hazard.





General Training Requirements
PPE training must ensure that:
  • Each employee shall be trained to understand at least the following:
  • Each employee must demonstrate the ability to use PPE properly. [29 CFR 1915.152(e)(2)]
     
  • Re-training is provided in situations where:
    • Changes in occupation or work render previous training inadequate.
    • Changes in the types of PPE to be used render previous training inadequate.
    • Employee does not know how to use or wear PPE.
  • Training must be verified and completed with a document containing the following information [29 CFR 1915.152(e)(4)]:
    • Name of employee trained.
    • Date(s) of training.
    • Type of training the employee received.


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