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). 


Shop and Maker Space Safety

Updated May 15, 2024

University personnel, students and visitors in shops and maker spaces may be exposed to hazardous machinery, physical hazards, hazardous materials or procedures that could result in injury.

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides resources for shops and maker spaces to help address the health and safety issues they may encounter.


Updated March 29, 2024

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.