Personal Protective Equipment

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)
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1910 Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control

1910.94, Ventilation.

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1910.95, Occupational noise exposure.

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1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials

1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.132, General requirements.

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1910.133, Eye and face protection.

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1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910.135, Head protection.

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1910.136, Foot protection.

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1910.137, Electrical Protective Equipment.

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1910.138, Hand Protection.

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1910.140, Personal fall protection systems.

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1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls

1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces.

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1910 Subpart Q - Welding, Cutting and Brazing

1910.252, General requirements.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

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1917 Subpart E

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1918 Subpart J - Personal Protective Equipment

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

Construction

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.