What is PPE?

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PPE means personal protective equipment. PPE is a type of equipment that is used to protect the person from hazards like a spark, dust, dirt, fumes, etc. Personal protective equipment is the barrier between the hazard and the worker. PPE cannot eliminate the hazard but it can help to eliminate the injury and reduce its severity.

Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses, safety shoes, earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, respirators, vests, full bodysuits, and safety belts, etc.

PPE provides good defense against hazards of toxic exposure, oxygen deficiency, dusting, chemical splashes, steam, water, liquids, flying particles, hot substances, radiation, sharp edges, welding, cutting, grinding, etc.

PPE examples:

  • Hearing protection.
  • Safety goggles.
  • Respirators.
  • Safety glasses.
  • Hard hats.
  • Vests.
  • Safety shoes.
  • Gloves, etc.

PPE training:

If employees are required to use PPE, train them.

  • Why it is necessary.
  • How it will protect them.
  • What are its limitations.
  • When and how to wear.
  • How to clean and disinfect.
  • How to disposed PPE.

Maintenance and care of PPE:

  • Cleaning and disinfections.
  • Storage.
  • Inspections
    • Emergency use.
    • Routine use.
  • Repair.

Conclusion:

  • PPE must be used correctly to protect you.
  • PPE is designed for you.
  • For you and your family, learn how to use PPE.
  • But most important is use of PPE.

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