Personal Protective Equipment

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Standards

Personal protective equipment is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime and construction. OSHA requires that many categories of personal protective equipment meet or be equivalent to standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to personal protective equipment.

OSHA Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart G – Occupational Health and Environmental Control 1910.94, Ventilation
1910.95, Occupational noise exposure
Subpart H – Occupational Health and Environmental Control 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132, General requirements
1910.133, Eye and face protection
1910.134, Respiratory protection
1910.135, Head protection
1910.136, Foot protection
1910.137, Electrical protective equipment
1910.138, Hand protection
1910.140, Personal fall protection systems
 
Subpart J – General Environmental Controls 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces
Subpart Q – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing 1910.252, General requirements
Subpart Z – Toxic and Hhazardous Substances  
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Related Information
1915 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment  
1917 Subpart E – Personal Protection  
     
1918 Subpart J – Personal Protective Equipment  
     
For information related to the construction, see the Personal Protective Equipment – Construction page.

Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The "Federal Register notices" bullets above link to notices related to each OSHA standard. The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Directives

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The “Letters of interpretation” bullets above link to letters related to each OSHA standard. The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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