Don’t put yourself in danger by using the wrong personal protection equipment
Will the gloves you slide your hands into really withstand the high temperatures you’re about to experience? Can you really depend on the harness you’re wearing to save your life? Who determined these forms of personal protective equipment are right for the job?
Personal protective equipment, also known as PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemicals, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards, per OSHA. OSHA ultimately places the responsibility on the employer, as written in CFR 1910.132(d) (1) .
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees, despite the fact that hazards exit in every workplace and in many different forms.
Although PPE is vital for the protection of others, it’s generally the last line of defense after engineering controls, work practices, and administrative controls.
Don’t just tell your workers what PPE they need to wear, show them with visual PPE Identification products.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have created a database called PPE-Info that serves as a compendium of Federal regulations and consensus standards for PPE.
PPE-Info is a collection of national personal protective equipment information. The purpose of PPE-Info is to provide standards to developers, manufacturers, purchasers, and end users of PPE. This comprehensive tool allows searches for federal standards, product types, and basic assessment specifications.
With PPE-Info you have access to these resources:
To ensure the information on PPE-Info is always protecting others, NIOSH is interested in feedback on how they can improve the information provided in their database.
Comments can be filed electronically or in writing but must be received by April 13, 2017. To view the notice and related materials, visit http://www.regulations.gov and enter CDC-2017-0001 in the search field and click “Search.”
The most effective way to ensure your employee is wearing the proper PPE in and around the workplace is to show them with PPE Identification Products.
NIOSH Wants Input on Improving PPE-Info Database
Personal Protective Equipment Information (PPE-INFO) Database
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