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Environment, Health and Safety Division

EHS Occupational Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Berkeley Lab requires that appropriate equipment be used to protect employees from hazards in the workplace. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be issued upon completion of a hazard assessment of activities or operations. However, PPE is not a substitute for appropriate engineering controls. The Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Division advises on the protective equipment required for a task, but it is the supervisor's responsibility to obtain this equipment and ensure that it is used correctly. PPE is addressed in Chapter 19 of Pub 3000, Berkeley Lab's Health and Safety Manual. Electrical PPE must comply with the requirements of NFPA 70E; in addition, electrical safety is addressed in Chapter 8.

Click on each item for more information. If you need assistance, please submit an EHS PPE Help Ticket in askUS here. For questions about PPE or related OSHA Standards, contact Kurt Ettinger at x2016 (


Eye-Face Protection

Hand Protection (Gloves)

Head Protection (Hard Hats)

Hearing Protection

Lab Coats and Other Protective Clothing

Prescription Safety Glasses

Respiratory Protection

Safety Shoes and Foot Protection