Office of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All employees seeking treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses, including ergonomic medical concerns, must first notify their supervisors. Supervisors must complete a first report of injury through the UNI Incident Portal  for each employee impacted.


What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as PPE, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits. [OSHA | Personal Protective Equipment]

What Should I Know About Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • When it is necessary;
  • What kind is necessary;
  • How to properly put it on, adjust, wear and take it off;
  • The limitations of the equipment;
  • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the equipment.  [OSHA | Personal Protective Equipment]

 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection

Where Can I Buy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Several vendors in iProcurement sell PPE, including Office Depot, Grainger, and Fisher Scientific. 

Where Can I Find My Department's Written Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety Program

Resources Related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)