Personal Protective Equipment

Definition(s)


Personal Protective Equipment

Equipment (such as protective clothing, respiratory devices, protective shields or barriers) worn or used by individuals to protect eyes, face, head and extremities.

API RP 2201, Safe Hot Tapping Practices in the Petroleum & Petrochemical Industries, Fifth Edition, July 2003 (Reaffirmed October 2010), Global Standards

Personal Protective Equipment

Equipment (such as protective clothing, respiratory devices, protective shields or barriers) worn or used by individuals to protect eyes, face, head and extremities from hazards of equipment, processes or environment capable of causing injury or functional impairment.

API RP 2009, Safe Welding, Cutting, and Hot Work Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, Seventh Edition, February 2002 (Reaffirmed, March 2012), Global Standards

Personal Protective Equipment

Clothing and equipment designed to protect responders from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

NOTE 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.

Source: API RP 98, Personal Protective Equipment Selection for Oil Spill Responders, First Edition, August 2013. Global Standards

Personal Protective Equipment

Equipment intended to be held or worn by the worker to obtain protection from hazards.

Source: International Association of Drilling Contractors, Appendix 2 to Health, Safety and Environment Case Guidelines for Offshore Drilling Contractors, Issue 3.3.2, February 2010. IADC Guidelines

 

Personal Protective Equipment

“Personal protective equipment” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. Note: S.I. 1992/2966.

Source: The Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995, S.I. 1995/743, 1995. Regulations