OSHA Personal Protective Equipment QuickCard

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious
workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical,
electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety
glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, protective equipment includes a variety of devices
and garments such as goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs and respirators.