Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, as well as for sports and other recreational activities. "Protective clothing" is applied to traditional categories of clothing, and "protective gear" applies to items such as pads, guards, shields, or masks, and others. PPE suits can be similar in appearance to a cleanroom suit.
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.
Any item of PPE imposes a barrier between the wearer/user and the working 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 wearers from using PPE correctly, therefore placing them at risk of injury, ill-health or, under extreme circumstances, death. Good ergonomic design can help to minimise these barriers and can therefore help to ensure safe and healthy working conditions through the correct use of PPE.
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A guide to protective eyewear
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- Face Mask Microfiber Pro-Fit 2-Stage Filter, Adjustable Made in USA$10.00
- GLASS DAPPEN DISH PINK COATED ACRYLIC LIQUID HOLDER CONTAINER DENTAL COSMETOLOGY$1.00
- GLASS DAPPEN DISH PINK COATED ACRYLIC HOLDER CONTAINER DENTAL COSMETOLOGY 12/PCS$7.99
- Portwest A120 Gloves PU Palm Work Cut Resistant ANSI 105 - 12 Pairs - 7 Colors$15.95
- 100 qty TIDI 9211-400 Shield Assemle go Replacement Frames , PPE Face/Eye Guard$70.00
- OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety Training DVD - Health Care 2017$99.00
- Personal Protective Equipment Heavy Duty Foam Knee Pads Gel Cushion KneePads$32.99
- Stryker Personal Protection System Helmet T4 Ref 400 600Special Price $175.00 was $295.00
- Magid T-REX Windstorm Series TRX748 Goatskin Leather Palm Impact Glove , Cut A5$12.25
- MAGID TRX746 Windstorm Series Impact Gloves | ANSI A6 Cut Resistant Hi-Viz Safet$38.01
- EvridWear Ultralight Breathable Waterproof PU Coated Safety Glove 12Pr/Pc 6 Size$280.00
- Honeywell Pure Fit 395 Lightweight Nylon Gloves Small, 12 Pairs$45.24
- Magid A.R.C. M00 Class 00 Red Rubber Electrical Insulating Gloves$50.08
- Magid T-REX Flex Series TRX400 General Purpose Knit Impact Glove$7.82
- Magid ROC Polyurethane Palm Coated Knit Gloves Size 9, 12 PairsSpecial Price $13.92 was $16.01
- Magid ROC Polyurethane Palm Coated Gloves Size 11, 12 Pairs$30.50
- Magid CleanMaster 7403 Nylon Tricot Gloves - 8.75in Length, Large, 60 Pairs$46.92
- Ansell Sensilite Polyurethane Palm Coated Gloves Size 9, 12 Pairs$24.62
- Magid ROC Polyurethane Palm Coated Knit Gloves Size 10, 12 Pairs$16.01
- TurtleSkin Bravo TUS009 Puncture Resistant Police Duty Glove$71.46
- Magid D-ROC HV550W Waterproof Thermal Coated Work Glove - Cut Level A4, 1 Pair$18.23
- CarbonX CX10020 Carbon Fiber Knit Fire Resistant Glove and Sleeve, Pair$26.28
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