|How Do I Determine what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Wear?|
In addition to the standard PPE policy noted above, there are locations on the ALS floor where chemicals, biological materials, and other potentially hazardous materials may be in use. In these areas, in addition to closed-toe shoes and long pants, safety glasses must also be worn. These areas are marked by a black floor mat with yellow border and accompanying signs. Each of these areas will have safety glasses available. All individuals who step on the floor mats, regardless of what kind of work they’re doing, must wear safety glasses.
In addition to the area-based requirements above, certain tasks may have hazards that require extra PPE. Examples are laser and cryogen use. You should receive training for these particular tasks that will show you the proper PPE, how to use it, and where to find it.