Is Your Personal Protective Equipment Easy to Find?
When it comes to providing your workers with personal protective equipment – PPE for short – how you store safety devices is important
Consider this example - your employees need to quickly grab the safety glasses they’re required to wear but can’t find them. Every day thereafter, they continue to ignore the required PPE and walk right into a danger zone because it’s too much of a hassle to find a pair of safety glasses.
PPE is designed to reduce the risk of injury and is suitable for many jobs including, construction, manufacturing, roofing, utility work, and welding.
If PPE is enforced but the storage space is too unorganized and isn’t maintained properly, workers are not protected from hazardous environments.
Per OSHA, when you cannot engineer, administratively eliminate, or guard against a hazard, PPE is the only thing between you and serious injury. PPE is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses.
Here are a few housekeeping tips to help you keep your PPE organized
Here’s a checklist for training employees to use and care for eye and face protection, as noted on OSHA’s website. For a complete list of items, please visit this link.
Checklist for training employees to use and care for eye and face protection:
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