Understanding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is every worker’s defense against hazards in the workplace. PPE is crucial to helping keep you safe while on the job. 

PPE provides protection from harmful dangers at work. It is important to remember that this protective equipment does not eliminate hazards however it does reduce risk and provides you with proper protection when you encounter these hazards in the workplace.

Unfamiliar with Personal Protective Equipment? We’re here to help with our simple PPE infographic!


This knowledge will help you stay informed, protected, and safe on the job!


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

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