Personal Protective Equipment (Guest Blog)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective devices contain Safety Shoes, Safety Helmet, Safety Googles to protect the worker’s body from injury or infection. The hazards avoid by wearing protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment are warned for job-related occupational safety and health purposes.

The purpose of personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering controls and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present. PPE has the serious limitation that it does not eliminate the hazard at the source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the equipment fails.

PPE imposes a barrier between the worker and the working surrounding environment. This can create additional strains on the wearer; impair their ability to carry out their work and create significant levels of discomfort. Any of these can discourage workers from using PPE correctly, therefore placing them at risk of injury, ill-health or, under extreme circumstances, death. Good ergonomic design can help to minimize these barriers and can therefore help to ensure safe and healthy working conditions through the correct use of PPE

List of Personal Protective Equipment used in industry by worker is below but not limited.

  1. Safety Helmets
  2. Bump caps
  3. Hoods
  4. Protective visor
  5. Welding helmets
  6. Safety Spectacles
  7. Safety Goggles
  8. Ear protections
  9. Headsets
  10. Breathing apparatuses
  11. Gas Masks
  12. Respirator filters
  13. Hand Gloves
  14. Clothing
  15. Safety shoes
  16. Overshoes
  17. Safety rubber boots
  18. Fall arrest lanyards
  19. Fall arrest anchors
  20. Rope clamps
  21. Fall-arrest ropes
  22. Self Retracting Lifeline TWIN LEG
  23. Fall arrest lanyards
  24. Harnesses
  25. Fall arrest belts
  26. Fall arrest safety nets
  27. Fall-arrest barriers
  28. Carabiners
  29. Quick links
  30. Other fall prevention equipment
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