Poster of PPE for transportation maintenance activities

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Which PPE for Transportation Maintenance Activities? An 11x17 poster with a matrix of PPE recommended or required for local transportation agency maintenance activities.


Matrix of PPE for transportation maintenance activities

Activity Eye Protection Face Protection Foot Protection Hand Protection Hearing Protection Hard Hat High-Visibility Soft Hat High-Visibility Vest High-Visibility Pants Long Sleeves Coveralls Respirator Harness Lanyard Chaps Pants
Brushing (brush cutter use) Required Required Required Recommended Required Required during overhead/over-shoulder work   Required (Tear away)   Required       Recommended
Chainsaw Required Required (Screen) Required Recommended Required Required   Required           Required
Crack filling Required   Required Required Required for over 85 dB noise levels   Recommended Required   Recommended Recommended      
Guardrail repair Required Required Required Recommended Recommended Required   Required       Required for cutting galvanized    
Flagging     Required       Recommended Required Required in ROW          
Herbicide spraying Required Required Required Required     Recommended Required            
Mowing Required Recommended Required Recommended Required for over 85 dB noise levels   Recommended Required            
Patching Required   Required Recommended Required for over 85 dB noise levels   Recommended Required   Recommended Recommended      
Culvert repair/installation Recommended   Required Recommended   HV Required Recommended Required            
Shoulder work Recommended   Required Recommended     Recommended Required            
Road debris handling Required   Required Required     Recommended Required            
Sign installation and repair Required   Required Recommended Required for over 85 dB noise levels HV Required   Required       Required for cutting galvanized Required  
Surveying     Required       Recommended Required in ROW            
Tree and brush chipping Required Required Required Recommended Required HV Required   Required (Tear away)   Required        
Trimming Required Required Required Recommended Required Required   Required   Required     Required  
Working on Right-of-way (ROW): daylight Recommended   Required     Required Recommended Required            
Working on ROW: low light Recommended   Required     Required Recommended Required Required          

Verify that all PPE is OSHA-approved.

This matrix was developed under a project sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board. Recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of Minnesota LTAP.

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