The Personal Protective Equipment or PPE always play a key role in keeping the workers safe each and every day. The purpose of the personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering controls and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present. PPE has the serious limitation that it does not eliminate the hazard at the source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the equipment fails.
The purpose of the personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering controls and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present.
Any item of PPE imposes a barrier between the wearer/user and the working environment. This can create additional strains on the wearer; impair their ability to carry out their work and create significant levels of discomfort. Any of these can discourage wearers from using PPE correctly, therefore placing them at risk of injury, ill-health or, under extreme circumstances, death. Good ergonomic design can help to minimize these barriers and can, therefore help to ensure safe and healthy working conditions through the correct use of PPE.
Personal protective equipment can be categorized by the area of the body protected, by the types of hazard, and by the type of garment or accessory. A single item, for example, boots, may provide multiple forms of protection: a steel toe cap and steel insoles for protection of the feet from crushing or puncture injuries, impervious rubber and lining for protection from water and chemicals, high reflectivity and heat resistance for protection from radiant heat, and high electrical resistivity for protection from electric shock. The protective attributes of each piece of equipment must be compared with the hazards expected to be found in the workplace.
When selecting and using PPE, Choose products which are CE marked in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 – suppliers can advise you, choose equipment that suits the user – consider the size, fit and weight of the PPE. If the users help choose it, they will be more likely to use it,
If more than one item of PPE is worn at the same time, make sure they can be used together, eg wearing safety glasses may disturb the seal of a respirator, causing air leaks, Instruct and train people how to use it, eg train people to remove gloves without contaminating their skin. Careful selection, maintenance, and regular and realistic operator training are needed for equipment for use in emergencies, like compressed-air escape breathing apparatus, respirators, and safety ropes or harnesses.
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