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OSHA PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers Fact Sheet


PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers

When an emergency event occurs or a disaster strikes, first responders and recovery workers are often the first ones to arrive on-site. First responders may need personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe during natural disasters, biological hazards, accidental releases, and terrorism events. PPE can be used to minimize worker exposure to hazards, but they are the last line of defense after engineering controls and administrative controls.


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