Following is a list of freeware that provides educational materials and training tools for learning about the selection and use of personal protective equipment. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Employee Training Kits
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Training Kits for customizing to meet training requirements in Washington State WISHA Rules. Includes instructor's guide, slide shows and other materials.

Eye and Face Protection eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An electronic training program on the proper use and selection of eye and face protection. The program includes information on selecting personal protective equipment, discusses OSHA requirements for providing eye and face protection, and includes a list of frequently asked questions on the topic.

Hazmat for Healthcare Training Modules
By enMagine, Inc. These PowerPoint presentations are broken into four modules: Awareness, Operations Foundation, Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination/Spill Response. The Awareness module is designed for hospital personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. The Operations Foundation module discusses terminology, relevant standard operating procedures, and termination of an event procedures. The Personal Protective Equipment module describes how to select, don, and doff the proper personal protective equipment and the hazards and limitations of personal protective equipment. The Decontamination objectives are to explain decontamination procedures for victims, personnel, and equipment and relevant Standard Operating Procedures. Registration required.

MediaLab OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes causes and symptoms of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV; explains potential risks to health care workers from bloodborne pathogens; demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment; explains the use of engineering controls; explains how to correctly handle sharps; and demonstrates proper handwashing procedure.

Online Safety Courses
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Online safety and health training for employers and employees on a wide variety of topics

Online Training Modules
By Oklahoma State University. Modules for training employees at Oklahoma State University. Modules include Asbestos Awareness, Back Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Hazard Communications, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Material Safety Data Sheets, Mower Safety, Office Ergonomics, Personal Protective Equipment in the Laboratory, Practicing Safe Science, and Stress Management.

Open Source Safety
By Consolidated Digital Publishing, Inc.. Open Source Safety is a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by firms - from Fortune 500 to small business. Registration required. Donations encouraged.

OR-OSHA: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This course provides information on using personal protective equipment to effectively protect the worker from from exposure to workplace hazards. Program management, hazard assessment, and training requirements are also discussed. For Oregon residents.

Personal Protection Equipment Training
By Instructional Designs. An interactive training course on personal protection equipment (PPE) with test questions. Training manager screens are also available.

Respiratory Protection Standard Training and Reference Materials
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Outreach training materials for OSHA's revised respirator standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. These materials consist of 66 color slides that outline the major requirements of the standard, prints of the slides for instructor reference and student handouts, and various other handouts.

Safety Videos Online
By Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Watch and download videos on the Internet. A wide variety of topics including back safety, chain saw safety, confined spaces, driving, ergonomics, fall protection, violence, stress, etc.

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Video
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. A surgical mask is not a respirator and that's an important distinction for you and your employer to understand. So lets review the significant differences between the two.

What's the Fall Distance? (100+Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 22-minute web-based video introduces the viewer to fall distance calculations for personal fall arrest systems. Topics covered include anchor points, lanyard types, lanyard reach and various harness types. Sample calculations for determining proximity to the edge of a platform and fall distances are also included in the video.

What's the Fall Distance? (56Kbps feed)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This 22-minute web-based video introduces the viewer to fall distance calculations for personal fall arrest systems. Topics covered include anchor points, lanyard types, lanyard reach and various harness types. Sample calculations for determining proximity to the edge of a platform and fall distances are also included in the video. Optimized for speeds up to 56 Kbps. A high-speed version is also available.

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