Personal Protective Equipment: Industry Rules and Standards


Avetta White Paper

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For the first time in over 10 years, personal protective equipment (PPE) has been listed on OSHA’s top 10 Most Cited Violations, exemplifying its important role in safety.

Unfortunately, despite organizations ramping up safety compliance measures, too many preventable workplace fatalities still remain. 5,147 fatal work injuries occurred in 2017 alone. What’s more, workplace fatalities in certain sectors, like private mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, have risen by 26%.

This white paper will discuss:

  • Rising workplace fatalities and the increasingly stringent regulations
  • The role of PPE in the hierarchy of control
  • How to conduct a hazard assessment in your workplace
  • Ways to supplement your PPE strategy with technology