Personal protective equipment is designed to protect you against any hazards or dangers in the workplace such as debris, electrical shock, or hot metal.
Working without PPE leaves you vulnerable to injuries. Statistically, most of the accidents that happen every year could have been prevented had the personal protective equipment been used.
At Safety Solutions & Supply, we want you to always be safe. We’ve listed some ways you can stay safe at work.
Protect Yourself at Work
When you’re in the business of metalworking, woodworking, or operating air-tools, the best way to protect your eyes is by wearing goggles, safety glasses, or even a full-face shield. Some jobs may even require eye protection to be tinted or have side shields.
If you have to shout to be heard, you have ringing in your ears, or you have a difficult time hearing normal sounds after work, chances are your hearing is at risk. Earplugs or earmuffs are two ways you can protect your hearing. It’s important to note that earmuffs are the best at protecting your ears from high-frequency noise. Earplugs, on the other hand, work best at cutting down on low-frequency noise.
Proper gloves will go a long way in keeping your hands protected. This is especially true if you work with glass, sheet metal, chemicals or electricity. Some gloves may even be made of leather or rubber.
- Respiratory system
Protecting your lungs from hazardous chemicals is something many workers have to be mindful of. Toxic airborne substances such as dust, chemical fumes, or pesticides can be blocked by the use of a respirator.
We can’t emphasize enough the importance of protecting your head. Make sure you wear a hard hat to protect against any falling debris. But remember, a hard hat that is too big or small does not protect your head the right way.
Regardless of the protective gear your job requires, be sure to wear it. If you have any questions about the best way to protect yourself at work, we can help! Reach out to us here at Safety Solutions & Supply. We are proud to offer different training services, so give us a call today at 866-537-2262.
Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)