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Personal Protective Equipment PPE

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes all types of equipment used to increase individual safety while performing potentially hazardous tasks. This may include safety glasses, hard hats, gloves, lab coats, respirators, or any equipment used to protect against injury or illness.

Personal protective equipment (PPE), is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, protective equipment includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles,coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, and respirators.

The use of personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels.  
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e.g lifting & back Supports, knee pads, anti-vibration, mechanics gloves, wrist supports, wraps & braces
elbow sleeves & supports, ankle supports, workplace matting

Eye Protection
e.g. Safety glassess & goggles

Fall Protection
Foot Protection

Hand Protection
e.g. leather gloves, palm coated gloves, disposable and chemical resistant gloves, knit/canvas gloves, cut resistant gloves, cold resistant gloves

Head & Face Protection

Hearing Protection

Protective Clothing

Respiratory Protection
e.g. disposable respiratory protection, resuable air purifying respirators, powered air purifying respirators (PAPR), supplies air respirators, ambient air pumps, self-conrtained breathing apparatus (SCBA), emergency escape EEBA & CBRN respirators, gas masks.


This video will assist you in understanding why we wear PPE at the workplace for protection and well being

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