Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): of the employer to provide PPE workers

by Marsh Maxwell Web Digital Group

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a tool used by employees to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful and hazardous production factors, as well as to protect them from pollution.

Personal protective equipment is used in cases where occupational safety cannot be ensured by equipment design, organization of the production process and collective protective equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements

The employer must ensure the acquisition and issuance of certification and declaration of conformity of personal protective equipment that has passed in the established manner. PPE certification is a procedure for verifying the conformity of personal protective equipment with established standards.

Personal protective equipment should prevent or reduce the effects of hazardous and harmful production factors. The choice of a specific type of PPE equipment for workers should be subject to safety requirements for a given process or type of work.

Personal protective equipment should not change its properties when washing, dry cleaning and disinfecting, should be evaluated for protective, physiological, hygienic and operational indicators, have instructions indicating the purpose and life of the product, the rules for its operation and storage.

Obligations of the employer to provide PPE workers

The employer must:

  • Provide employees with personal protective equipment in accordance with the established timelines.
  • Replace the personal protective equipment that has come into disrepair before the end of the term of use for reasons beyond the control of the employee (loss, damage).
  • Observe the terms of periodic tests and health checks of technical means of personal protection (respirators, gas masks, safety belts).
  • Monitor the proper use and mandatory use of the issued personal protective equipment.

Workers should not be allowed to work without the required personal protective equipment, in faulty, contaminated special clothing or shoes, with faulty or failed personal test equipment.

Responsibility for the timely and full issuance of personal protective equipment to employees who have passed certification in accordance with the established procedure or the declaration of conformity in accordance with standard standards, the organization of control over the correctness of their use by employees, as well as for the storage and care of personal protective equipment is the responsibility of the employer.

If the employee is not provided with certified and serviceable personal protective equipment, which is laid down for him in accordance with the standards, the employer is not entitled to require him to perform labor duties and is obliged to pay for the downtime.

Employee Responsibilities

The employee must:


  1. Correctly apply personal protective equipment issued to him in the prescribed manner. In case of non-provision of an employee engaged in work with harmful and (or) dangerous working conditions, as well as with special temperature conditions or related to pollution, in accordance with the legislation of the China Federation, has the right to refuse to perform labor duties, and the employer does not have the right to demand from the employee of their performance and is obliged to pay simple for arising for this reason.
  2. When concluding an employment contract, familiarize oneself with the “Intersect oral Rules for Providing Workers with Special Clothes, Special Shoes and Other Personal Protective Equipment”, as well as with the standard standards for issuing personal protective equipment relevant to his profession and position.
  3. timely, with the end of the corresponding period of the year, hand over for storage until the next period of the year personal protective equipment intended for use in special temperature conditions due to seasonal temperature changes.
  4. receive timely briefings on the use of personal protective equipment, the use of which requires practical skills from workers (respirators, gas masks, self-rescuers, safety belts, mosquito nets, etc.), on the rules for using these PPE, the simplest ways to check their performance and health, as well as training on their use.
  5. Timely inform the employer (or his representative) of the failure (malfunction) of personal protective equipment.
  6. Timely hand over personal protective equipment for washing, dust removal, etc.
  7. not to take out personal protective equipment at the end of the working day outside the territory of the employer or the territory of the work performed by the employer - individual entrepreneur.

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