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Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. Improve workplace safety by providing personal protection equipment (PPE) for jobs that put employees at risk for injuries to their eyes, hands, and head. It's not just good common sense. In many cities and provinces, it's also the law.
Keeping employees safe and healthy on the job:
Each year, thousands of workers are blinded or suffer severe eye injuries while on the job. The majority of these injuries could have easily been prevented with the use of eye protection.
Jobs requiring safety glasses, goggles, or face shields include any work that could produce dusty conditions or flying particles such as slivers of wood, metal, plastic, plaster, etc.
Always wear protective eyewear when performing these types of jobs:
Protective gloves should be selected based on the type of work being done and the possible hazards associated with that work. Wearing protective work gloves helps prevent injuries such as:
All gloves do not protect equally. The most common types of protective gloves used in the workplace include:
Choose the Right Glove for the Job
A head injury can cause permanent brain damage or even death. Hard hats are the easiest way to protect yourself and your employees from serious head trauma.
In general, hard hats should do the following:
Provide proper head protection whenever there is the possibility of:
Hard hats do not last forever and should be inspected before every use. Over time, the protective qualities diminish due to regular use and exposure to temperature, sunlight, and chemicals. While the service life of a hard hat is generally five years, you should always replace hard hats that have suffered impact, penetration, or damage.
Safety apparel should be worn whenever employees are exposed to potential hazards such as weather, chemicals, insecticides, paint, and more. To reduce the chance of bodily injury, safety apparel should fit properly and be comfortable to wear.
Types of Safety Garments:
Employees should be trained on the correct use of safety apparel to prevent misuse and a false sense of security. Workers should know when to use it, how to properly put it on and take it off, and understand the limits of the protection they're using.