Personal Protective Equipment

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DOHS 4251

Instructor: Rob Morphew

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be one of the most misunderstood parts of the safety professional's tools to control hazards. This course will consider all factors involved in the selection, care, and use of PPE. This course also lifts the confusion and misunderstanding that arrises when people are confronted with misused or mixed terminology that is applied by many to describe similar items. 

This course will examine hazard control and the hierarchy of control in the elimination and control of hazards workers may be exposed to in the workplace. It provides an extensive overview of PPE in regards to the topics: head, eye and face, hearing, fall arrest, respiratory, hand and arm, foot, and work clothing.

Safety professionals will be encouraged to develop a current up to date library of resources and vendors which to draw on for the selection of the most appropriate PPE for their programs and workers.


  1. Control of Hazards
  2. What is PPE?
  3. Selection, Care, and Use of PPE
  4. Policies, Procedures, and Codes of Practice
  5. Integration and Implementation

About the instructor: 

Rob Morphew is the Director, Health, Safety and Environment for Calgary Co-op and has been with them for 9 years. Prior to joining Calgary Co-op he worked with Canadian Regional Airlines (Air Canada Jazz). He is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), a Registered Environmental Practitioner (EP) and has a diploma in Business Management. 

He has over 20 years experience as a Safety Professional. He has been engaged on a number of occasions to teach Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety at the post-secondary level at the University of Calgary and recently engaged to contribute for the OHS diploma program with the University of New Brunswick.

He is very active in the community currently serving as Chair Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). 

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