Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. According to OSHA, “If your workplace contains any contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards, then you need to have a PPE program in place.” This means having an abundant supply of equipment such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits on hand for your employees.
If you are prepared and require your employee to use the appropriate equipment, you could reap many benefits such as:
- Prevention from sickness
When using the correct PPE, you will be able to limit your exposure to harmful bacteria and prevent you and your employees from getting sick or falling prey to disease.
- Saving lives
If your employee was exposed to harmful bacteria, PPE would help minimize the risk and could potentially save your employee’s life.
- Protection against spreading germs
Personal protective equipment also prevents the spread of germs and bacteria from one person to the next.
- Prevention of staff emergencies.
PPE can also help prevent staff emergencies on the job due to inhalation, absorption, irritants or other prolonged contact with a cleaning chemical.
PPE helps reduce accidents, improve the health of your employees, and makes for a safer, secure work environment. If you are in need of any training services or personal protective equipment, let us here at Safety Solutions and Supply help you. Give us a call today 866-537-2262