The personal protective equipment is intended to keep you safe! Some basic PPE Rules:
• Use the right PPE for the job
• Inspect your PPE before and after each use
• Clean your PPE
• Replace defective equipment
• Follow safety rules of your employer
The employer is responsible for requiring the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment in all operations where an employee is exposed to hazardous conditions.
You are responsible for ensuring personal protective equipment is provided and worn when an OSHA rule indicates the need for it to reduce hazards to your employees.
Wearing the proper clothing and personal protective equipment in the working environment is critical. Appropriate clothing is your first and often only line of defense against many safety and health hazards.
Protect Your Feet:
Standard footwear for most industries should be sturdy leather footwear. Preferably, boots equipped with safety toes. Tennis shoes, offer little or no protection against worksite hazards.
Gloves are inexpensive and easily available protection which guard against many hazards. They can protect hands from exposures ranging from chemical spills and cuts, to heat and cold. Hand protection comes in a huge assortment of styles, materials and sizes. All of them are made to protect your hands from specific hazards. It is important to select the proper kind and style of glove to effectively protect hands from the hazards that might be encountered. Don’t take the unnecessary risk!
Head Protection and Eye Protection:
Hard hats and safety glasses should be worn in every production area or whenever an overhead hazard or potential for an object to enter the eyes is present.