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Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “Ppe”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.
Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits. All personal protective equipment should be safely designed and constructed, and should be maintained in a clean and reliable fashion. It should fit comfortably, encouraging worker use. If the personal protective equipment does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed. When engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment to their workers and ensure its proper use. Employers are also required to train each worker required to use personal protective equipment to know.
Keeping our families safe and sound is more than a priority, it’s who we are and it drives everything we do. It’s a sense of responsibility that we work hard to fulfill, seeking out the most current information and advice on how to protect ourselves and our family members during every stage of life—infancy and teenage years to the elderly—and in every situation—natural disaster, home security, keeping kids safe online. Fortunately, information abounds on the internet through blogs written by safety experts, parents and caregivers—all who care enough to share their knowledge to help keep others safe.
We’ve compiled a collection of 50 safety blogs that we think are the best out there. They’re divided into sections to organize larger safety categories like home safety, self-defense and child safety, to make navigating easier. Each blog offers a general description of what you can expect and three popular blog posts we think you’ll want to check out. As we’d like to keep this resource fresh and constantly evolving, don’t hesitate to let us know if you find a safety blog you consider worthy of our list.
When it is necessary
What kind is necessary
How to properly put it on, adjust, wear and take it off
The limitations of the equipment
Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the equipment
If ppe is to be used, a ppe program should be implemented. This program should address the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of ppe; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.
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