Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is an essential component of workplace safety.  PPE requirements will vary widely depending on the industry,  materials handled, or the manner in which said materials are used. It is the employers’ responsibility to ensure that the proper PPE is available and that all employees have received the proper training on the use of all required PPE.  For this to happen, an employer must first assess the workplace for any hazards through a Job Safety or Job Hazard Analysis. When the hazards are identified and they can not feasibly be fixed with engineering or work practice controls, then proper PPE should be selected as the final protection for workers.

Standards for Consideration

ANSI, ASTM, and the NFPA are all institutions and associations that have created standards for protective equipment and other safety tools.  These organizations set specifications that are often used by OSHA for their own standards.  In fact, OSHA specifically references eye protective standards from ANSI in standard 1910.133.

For more information on these standards, check out any of these websites:




Get the PPE you need

There are many different places to get the protective equipment and safety gear you need.  ProActive Safety Services has partnered with ABCO Safety to help bring you whatever PPE or other safety materials that you may require. To place an order, or for product information, please contact Jeff Bayer at 513-604-0858 and let him know you were referred by ProActive Safety.


ProActive Safety Services was established in 2009. We specialize in workplace safety training, staffing, inspections, and consulting. If you have any questions please call us by dialing 877-209-9648 or email SALES@PASAFETY.COM