Hazard Evaluations & PPE

Personal protective equipment, or "PPE," is the last line of defense when hazards cannot be eliminated in other ways.

There are many kinds of PPE: gloves, respirators, safety shoes, hardhats, fall protection equipment, and rescue harnesses for confined space entrants just to name a few. Except for respiratory protection, your supervisor is required to train you on any PPE you will need to protect yourself from hazards in your workplace.

For help selecting or learning how to use PPE to protect yourself from chemical or biological hazards, noise, heat, cuts or abrasions, or injuries to the lungs, eyes, face, or hands, contact The University's Industrial Hygienist.

For help selecting or learning how to use PPE to protect yourself from slips, trips, falls, electrocution, or any injuries to the feet, contact the University's Occupational Safety Manager.

Click the links below for more information:

Prescription Safety Glasses

Respiratory Protection




SlowCOVIDNC mobile app

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Business Affairs Websites


Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management
P.O. Box 32112
Boone, NC, 28608 USA
(828) 262-4008

Business Services Building
1039 State Farm Road
Boone, NC

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