personal protective equipment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is your Last Line of Defense 

Why do you wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? Well, doing so will help minimize the chance of injury from a workplace hazard. It can include hard hats, safety glasses, face shields, ear plugs and muffs, respirators, gloves, or boots. Please remember that PPE is your last line of defense, and should only be relied on after engineering and administrative controls fail. Remember to inspect your PPE prior to use, and look for any deficiencies that may have resulted over time. Always replace any worn or damaged PPE immediately. Even the best quality PPE won’t protect you if it’s not functioning properly. Please remember there is never a good excuse for not wearing PPE, and failure to comply with PPE requirements puts you at great risk of injury.