Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

personal protective equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one method of controlling exposure to hazards. Before using PPE, assess risks and determine if the hazard can be eliminated or controlled through other measures. 

Please find the relevant information on PPE below. Note that clicking a link on this page will open the respective document in the existing tab.

Disclaimer: The following PPE information is not intended to protect against viruses or other infectious diseases. Information on COVID-19 precautions can be found on UWaterloo's official COVID-19 website.

Title Description Type
PPE Program PPE Program Manual for faculty, staff, students, visitors and volunteers. PDF
Eye and face protection UWaterloo's eye and face protection guideline. PDF
Foot protection UWaterloo's foot protection guideline. PDF
Hand protection UWaterloo's hand protection guideline. PDF
Head protection UWaterloo's head protection guideline. PDF
Hearing protection UWaterloo's hearing protection guideline. PDF
Respiratory Protection Program UWaterloo's Respiratory Protection Program and training information. webpage
Risk Assessment Program UWaterloo's Risk Assessment Program and training information. webpage
Working at Heights Program UWaterloo's Working at Heights Program and training information. webpage

More information about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be found in the Safety Office.


Following is the list of Important Safety Contacts:

  • Michael Herz, Lab Director, x33026, E3-2111
  • Ambulance 911
  • UW Health Services ext. 33544
  • UW Police ext. 22222
  • Plant Operations ext. 33793
  • Poison Control Centre 1-800-268-9017

Learn more about other available resources such as, Campus Wellness and Safety Data Sheets. Stay up to date on the Safety Office News

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Important Safety Contacts

  • Ambulance 911
  • Fire alarms pull station for fire department
  • UW Health Services ext. 33544
  • UW Police ext. 22222
  • Plant Operations ext. 33793
  • Poison Control Centre
    1-800-268-9017