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General Requirements >> Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
When engineering or administrative controls are not feasible or adequate to protect workers, or while the controls are being implemented, the employer shall use personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers. [29 CFR 1915.151] The following are mandatory elements when PPE is required:
The OSHA Hierarchy of Controls
- Engineering Controls
- Administration Controls
- Personal Protective Equipment
Note: Confined space entry is one of the leading hazards associated with barge cleaning. Review Ship Repair: Confined or Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres for information on how to protect workers from this hazard.