Personal protective equipment

The DSPS has a store carrying various safety items. These items can be ordered through our electronic catalogue, available on the Sesame portal.

Ordered items must be picked up at DSPS (BS 187) during the following opening hours:

  • Tuesday from 10 to 12 am
  • Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm
  • Thursday from 10 to 12 am

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respiratory or auditory protection, is often constraining. However, in some cases, this type of personal solution can be required when technical solutions are neither easily available nor easily implemented. The goal of this service is to help the EPFL community determine the type of PPE that is best suited to their specific working environment (from the range of models on the online safety items store, available via Sesame, see PPE catalogue below). Generally, a visit to the user’s workplace and an assessment by occupational hygienists are necessary. In the case of respiratory protection, our team also performs a quantitative fit test to ensure that the selected mask achieves the appropriate level of protection in real working conditions.

Contact: occupational hygienists

The DSPS offers the possibility to every employee working in an environment where wearing safety glasses is mandatory (labs, workshops, etc.) and with an EPFL contract for the coming year to order a pair of prescription safety glasses.

The order form must be filled in and signed by your line manager, and send by email to [email protected] for validation. Order form

Safety footwear may be ordered from the DII by contacting Mrs. Pascaline Di Maggio.

To install an eyewash station or a mural medicine cabinet, it is imperative to apply to the DII for a work request.


Opening hours of the safety items store:

Tuesday to Thursday from 8.15 to 11.30 am

To order safety items:

[email protected]

Phone: 3 15 23

For PPE validation (respiratory and auditory protection):

[email protected]

To order prescription safety glasses:

Order form

[email protected]

Phone: 3 20 05