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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is now commonplace in every industry.

Keeping your employees safe in the job they do and giving them equipment to wear that makes the job safer and cleaner, is no longer just seen as a benefit. It is now mandatory to supply equipment for employees to use where they may come into contact with a hazardous substance or when they may suffer adverse effects from coming into daily contact with a non-hazardous material.

Safety goggles

Safety goggles should be worn when there is a chance of splashes from a hazardous liquid. They should also be worn when any object may inadvertently come into contact with the eyes, this might be when drilling or when using machinery.

Disposable gloves

Because the hands are a part of the body that are likely to come into contact first with a potential hazardous substance, gloves should be provided. When working on machinery that uses fuel oils or when handling equipment that may have come into contact with chemicals, gloves should always be worn.

Protective overalls

In some situations there may be a call to completely protect the employee from hazardous substances. In these situations the employee should wear a complete coverall over their body to stop it from coming into contact with potential hazardous substances.

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