When you think of PPE, do you think of masks and gloves? That’s a good start. But you need to know that there are many other types of PPE to keep you safe and healthy when you volunteer.
The FACTS: What you need to KNOW
The Actions: What you need to DO
Find out what kind of work you will be doing and what the hazards are. Ask your volunteer manager what PPE is required to keep you safe.
If you do not have the right PPE, do not begin the task. Talk to your volunteer manager. Ask someone with the right PPE if they can do it. Do the task on another day, when you have PPE.
Check your PPE to see that it fits, and that it is clean and not worn.
When you are done, take care of your PPE and store it properly.
Volunteer Safety Videos are under development and will be available in 2023.