Sample Lesson Plan Construction Training Program (10-hour)

Topic: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


OSHA requires employers to protect their employees from workplace hazards through the use of engineering or work practice controls. When these controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required.

Employers are required to assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitates the use of PPE. If employees use PPE, employers must establish general procedures, called a PPE program, to give employees necessary protective equipment and to train them to use it properly. The program should explain when to use PPE and how to select, maintain and evaluate it.

Step 1: Planning the Lesson

Instructional Materials.

  1. PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Instructor notes.
  3. Other materials.

Instructional Objectives.

  1. Complete the required topics for the OSHA 10-hour course.
  2. Complete the following optional topics:
  3. Present Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to [number] participants.
  4. Incorporate active participation in each lesson.
  5. Provide a quiz or short evaluation at the end of the course.
  6. Ensure feedback from participants at various points in the training.

Guest Speakers/Presenters and Topics/Responsibilities.

Step 2: Presenting the Lesson

Lesson Introduction.
   Introductory remarks or transition from previous lesson.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes.

Upon completion of the lesson, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the two primary means of protecting employees from workplace hazards, prior to considering personal protective equipment (PPE).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes. (Continued)
Possible responses.
• Engineering Controls. Physically change the machine or work environment to prevent employee exposure to a potential hazard.
• Isolate the process
• Change the process
• Enclose the process
• Consider design specifications
• Substitute less harmful material
• Work Practice Controls. Remove employees from exposure to the potential hazard.
• Use of wet methods to suppress dust
• Personal hygiene
• Housekeeping and maintenance
• Job rotation of workers
2. List at least four of the seven items that should be covered during PPE training.
Possible responses.
• Why training is necessary.
• How the PPE will protect the wearer
• What the PPE’s limitations are
• When and how to wear the PPE
• How to identify signs of wear
• How to clean and disinfect the PPE
• What the useful life of the PPE is, and how to dispose of unusable equipment
3. Identify at least three elements of an appropriate PPE program.
Possible responses.
• The employer uses engineering and work practice controls to eliminate or reduce hazards

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