Personal Protective Equipment
A primary goal of Illinois State University is to furnish to each of its employees a place of employment which is free
from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Each Illinois State
University employee shall comply with occupational safety and health rules, regulations, and procedures which are
applicable to his/her own actions and conduct. Therefore, Illinois State University shall ensure that personal
protective equipment (PPE) for eyes, face, head, and extremities are provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary
and reliable condition. This procedure defines the safety requirements as they pertain to personal protective
PPE is designed to protect the employee from health and safety hazards that cannot practically be removed from the work environment. It is the last means of defense. It should be used only when the hazards cannot be eliminated through engineering and/or administrative controls.