Personal Protective Equipment for Lab and Shops


Controlling a hazard at its source is the best way to protect employees. Engineering or administrative controls to manage or eliminate hazards to workers is the preferred option. When engineering or administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, supervisors must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their workers and ensure its use. Attire when occupying a laboratory or shop containing hazardous materials or equipment.

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
August 28, 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet