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    The OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910 Subpart I ) requires that employers conduct a hazard assessment as part of their PPE program. Describe the requirements of an OSHA compliant PPE hazard assessment.

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    Assessment guidelines for assessing PPE according to OSHA require that those responsible for the assessment conduct a walk-through survey of the areas in question. During this survey investigators should attempt to identify sources of hazards to workers and co-workers. Special attention should be appropriated toward the basic hazard categories including: (a) Impact, (b) Penetration, (c) Compression (roll-over), (d) Chemical, (e) Heat, (f) Harmful dust, (g) Light (optical) radiation.

    The next requirement is for the safety officer to observe: (a) sources of motion ...

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    This response explains the requirements of the personal protective equipment standards of OSHA.