Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing. This includes; helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the body from injury. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.
Employers and workplaces are responsible for providing, replacing and paying for personal protective equipment. PPE should be used when all other measures are inadequate to control exposure.
98% of employees said they have seen others not wearing PPE when they should have been.
30% of these, say this happened repeatedly.
TOP FOUR EXCUSES FOR NOT WEARING THE CORRECT PPE:
“Not easily accessible”.
9% of all injuries are head injuries.
25% of all workplace accidents involve e hands and fingers.
50% of construction workers will suffer a serious eye injury during their career.
25% of workers are regularly exposed to noises at or above recommended limits.
Our 30 minute Personal Protective Equipment Course aims to increase learners’ awareness of the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It outlines the legal duties and responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to PPE.
Statistics source: https://www.armourinsurance.ca/blog/bid/294989/Personal-Protective-Equipment-PPE-Infographic
Graphic created by MINTRA GROUP 2019