Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
It’s Not a Fashion Contest — It’s Work
Let’s be honest — Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) doesn’t always make you look “cool”. We understand! However, PPE isn’t meant to make you look good — it’s meant to minimize your chance of getting injured while on the job. There are many types of PPE that will be required for your task, but basic equipment consists of hard hats, safety glasses, face shields, ear plugs and muffs, respirators, gloves, or boots. If you are performing a unique task outside of the normal working conditions, additional PPE may be required. Never just assume you’re protected — always check with your Supervision and find out if you need something additional. Oh, and one last thing — please check your PPE for any issues. Things like wear or damage of any type is not ok. Like most things in life, time has a way of causing things to break down — and your PPE is no different. Take the time to replace any worn or damaged PPE immediately (even if it takes a bit more time).
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