Shop Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard Assessment Guide


The Shop Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard Assessment Guide identifies hazards to which shop workers may be exposed and specifies PPE to protect against hazards during work operations. When completed, the document and its associated training will satisfy the PPE Hazard Assessment and Certification as required in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-800-160 by the Labor & Industries Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). 



Ergonomics is the practice of fitting the job to the individual, which can help prevent work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Examples of musculoskeletal injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and low back pain. 

The goal of the Ergonomics Program is to help University departments/units and personnel identify risk factors that can contribute to the development of work-related musculoskeletal injuries and determine solutions to eliminate or reduce these risk factors.