Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Posted By Kelly Hone on 2018-08-14 12:23
Personal protective equipment is worn to assist a person from physical and health hazards.
PPE could be considered a barrier between a hazard and the person, but safety guidelines and proper safety practices are the foundation of protection before PPE.
Once the risks and information are understood on how to minimize harm and danger through compliant safety training, it is then the next step to fully learn about PPE.
Effective use of PPE also involves its own training on appropriately donning (putting on), wearing and taking off, and also disposing of PPE.
Four Key Steps for PPE and Safety:
- Understand the different types of PPE.
- Know the basics of conducting a "hazard assessment" of the workplace.
- Select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances, for example different job roles need different equipment.
- Understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE.
Examples of PPE:
- ♦Safety glasses and shoes
- ♦Earplugs or muffs
- ♦Hard hats
- ♦Coveralls, vests and full body suits
Injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.
The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces. Employers are also fully responsible for assessing their workplace for hazards, providing employees with appropriate protective equipment and the training to use it, requiring proper use of that equipment, and conveying all workplace hazards and safety measures in written workplace hazard communications.
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