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November 19, 2013 -
Managers can provide employees with a safe workplace by making tools and equipment safer — engineering controls — and by training the employees to perform their work more safely through the use of administrative controls. But sometimes these methods do not remove all the risk inherent in certain tasks. To further protect the employees, OSHA recognizes and encourages the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
PPE can take many forms, but OSHA regulations cover the following areas: