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Personal Protective Equipment

No safety technology is changing as fast as that employed in PPE. The devices of just a few years ago are now obsolete by replacements that are lighter, easier to use, and more protective. These resources alert you to developments in the field, and equally important, supply training ideas to get your workers to use their PPE, and use it correctly.

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Train Workers in the Use and Care of Protective Work Clothing

When a worker has to wear a respirator or hearing protection, it may seem obvious that they will require training in the use and care of their equipment. When the subject is protective clothing, the need may be less obvious—but it is still there.

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A Body at Work Will Stay at Work if It’s Wearing the Right Protective Clothing

When you think of personal protective equipment (PPE), you may naturally think of respirators, safety glasses, hard hats, safety shoes, hearing aids, and gloves. Although these are the most common types of PPE—protecting the most vulnerable areas and organs—some whole-body hazards require whole-body protection.

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Chemical-Resistant Gloves: Key Considerations

Are chemical-resistant gloves required in your workplace? How do you select the right ones?

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Select the Right Gloves to Prevent Employee Hand Injuries

OSHA says 70 percent of workers sustaining hand injuries were not wearing gloves, and that the other 30 percent were wearing improper or damaged gloves.

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PPE? Yes, Sir!

When you can’t eliminate a hazard any other way, it’s your duty under the law to provide apparel or gear to protect the worker from that hazard.

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Are Your Employees On Board with PPE Requirements?

Here’s one employer that takes personal protective equipment (PPE) very seriously and does everything possible to encourage employees to do likewise.

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Eye Safety Checklist

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How many jobs in your facility could be performed by someone wearing a blindfold? Even a relatively minor eye injury can send a worker home for the day, so it makes not only safety sense but also business sense to protect workers’ eyes.

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What Workers Need to Know About Eyewashes and Safety Showers

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When a worker gets hazardous substances in the eyes or on the skin, seconds count. Make sure your workers can get to an eyewash station or safety shower quickly and know how to use it properly.

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Fall Protection: What OSHA Requires

Falls are a leading cause of workplace injury and death. Fall protection also routinely makes OSHA’s Top 10 Violations list every year.

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Workers Ignoring Fall Protection? Research Offers Possible Solutions

Despite the significant risk of injury or death, construction workers continue to work at heights without fall protection. A recently published study examines the reasons for this and offers solutions that could prevent an accident or save a life.

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