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Safety Personal Protective Equipment
Author: Source: Date: 2017-08-11 09:43:16
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. It includes safety gear or clothing designed to protect people from injury or disease when it is not possible to eliminate workplace hazards completely.
Glolden Future, dealing with miners cap lamps, provides safety hard hat and safety headlamps as personal protective equipment for workers. Our products well make sure the safety of workers.
Most retail and convenience store operations do not have complex requirements for using PPE. But for some tasks, PPE is necessary. Some examples of PPE that might be used in the retail industry include:
- Gloves for handling garbage or working with cleaners or chemicals
- High-visibility vests (or safety vests) for working around vehicles or moving equipment
- Eye protection and respiratory protection for working around chemicals or in dusty places
- Hearing protection for working in areas where there is constant or intermittent loud noise
- Safety footwear for working in storage areas or unloading stock
Workers need to use PPE whenever other hazard control measures are not 100% effective. Employers have to do everything they can to eliminate or reduce a hazard before they resort to PPE.
Using PPE is often called the “last line of defense” because it doesn’t do anything to reduce a hazard – it just puts a barrier between it and the worker. For example, wearing the right kind of ear protection properly will reduce the chance of hearing damage, but the noise still remains.
PPE is therefore the least reliable strategy in protecting workers from hazards. The effectiveness of PPE depends on many variables such as whether or not it provides the right level of protection, whether it is worn properly, fits well, is in good condition and is worn at the right times. Workers need training in order to be able to get the most protection from their PPE.