Personal Protective Equipment

The use of personal protective equipment is directed for all persons involved in operations on the training ship and marine department assets. All departments will participate in a comprehensive Personal Protective Equipment Program (PPEP) as detailed herewith. Department Heads will insure their employees and cadets within their responsibility comply with the PPEP when working or training in areas described below.

Under all circumstances aboard the training ship, persons engaged in work related tasks on deck, or entering the engine room or confined spaces, will wear long trousers or coveralls, steel-toed boots, work gloves, and eye/ear protection. Additional equipment is required based upon the areas described below. The Chief Engineer of Chief Mate, based upon additional circumstances, may require long sleeves on shirts or coveralls. 

Deck Work Areas

  • Hardhat
  • Respirator
     

Engine Room (AMR)

  • Hardhat
  • Respirator
  • Flashlight
     

Confined Spaces

  • Hardhat
  • Respirator
  • Flashlight
  • Tyvek Suit & Books
  • Lifting Harness (4-point)

Confined Spaces are identified by the Chief Mate or Chief Engineer, and access approved jointly. Very specific safety procedures are applicable. Hardhat areas on deck include; cargo hatches when gear is topped or hatch covers are being opened, deck maintenance areas, or areas below personnel working aloft.  Respirator may include dusk protectors – Chief Mate or Chief Engineer shall identify need. Oil/chemical protective clothing and boots may be required. Deck Department provided. 

Employees and cadets engaged in work aboard smaller vessels and floating docks will be required to wear PPE as dictated by the of the Marine Department, but in no case shall anyone be allowed to perform duties without wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD), Type V or better. Additionally, when crane operations are underway, all PPE detailed above for Deck (Work Areas) shall be required. 

All Departments Heads shall make appropriate budgetary provisions to insure all employees are outfitted with PPE as dictated. The Commandant’s Department shall insure that all cadets are required to purchase and provide in their sea bag the PPE detailed within for Sea Term or laboratories involving marine department floating assets. 

All Marine Operations Division employees are eligible for the reimbursement for the purchase of steel-toed safety shoes or boots, up to one-pair not to exceed $150.00. Approval prior to purchase through the Department Head is required for reimbursement is payable. 

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