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Module 5: Personal Protective Equipments: Only option for safety

This module was prepared by the Disaster Management Institute Bhopal in cooperation with the Indo-German bilateral cooperation - GIZ-ASEM.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) means any device or appliance designed to be worn or held by an individual for protection against one or more health and safety hazards.
PPE also includes:
• a unit constituted by several devices or appliances which have been integrally combined by the manufacturer for the protection of an individual against one or more potentially simultaneous risks;
• a protective device or appliance combined, separably or inseparably, with personal non-protective equipment worn or held by an individual for the execution of a specific activity;
• interchangeable components which are essential to its satisfactory functioning and used exclusively for such equipment.


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1. Introduction
2. Head Protection
3. Eye and Face Protection
4. Hearing Protection
5. Skin Protection
6. Body Protection
       6.1. Leather Apron
       6.6. Suspension Belts
7. Hand and Arm Protection
       7.1. Leather Gloves
       7.7. Hand Sleeves
8. Leg and Foot Protection
       8.1. Safety Boots and Shoes –
       8.10. Slip-in-type Safety Boots
9. Respiratory Protection
       9.1. Nominal Protection Factor –
       9.3 Noteworthy point for Respiratory Protective Equipment
11. Glossary
12. References




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