As most of us are aware, that we, if we’re fortunate, have been given five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste). For the purposes of being pertinent to our specific job site, we will only be discussing sight, hearing, smell and touch. Each of these can be used to protect us from danger or injury.
Sight, is of course the most common of the senses that are used on the job to sense danger. The problem is, when we are so focused on our own specific task, we fail to look around at the big picture. We need to always be attentive, while walking through the site, in looking for any possible unsafe or hazardous conditions. When these conditions are observed it is each individuals responsibility to fix them. If we cannot fix them on our own then we should immediately report it to our supervisor. But, at no time, should we leave the condition unattended. Sight however, as I stated earlier, is only useful if you are looking in the direction of the hazard. So what can be used, i
Noise is unwanted sound. It can have different effects on you. Psychological effects mean that noise can startle you, annoy you, and disrupt your concentration.
Noise can interfere with your communications when you are talking to someone. As a consequence, it interferes with your job performance and your safety.
Physiological effects mean that you can lose your hearing. Noise can cause pain and even nausea when the exposure is severe. Ear protectors, in effect, reduce noise levels at the inner ear. Ear protection is particularly important when noise exposures cannot be controlled adequately by environmental changes.
Many times workers resist wearing hearing protection more than any other type of personal equipment. One of the most common reasons that they give is that they don't think they really need it. But hearing loss is so gradual, even in
When we go to work we expect to be safe without any chance of danger, well in some workplaces this is a day to day risk that is sometimes unavoidable. That’s why the PPE market has become so popular, from safety jackets to hard hats, PPE is designed to protect you from all manors of injuries. In this article we will be discussing exactly how PPE reduces the risk of injury in the workplace.
But first lets give you a brief overview of PPE--
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This article sets out to explain the regulatory requirements that must be met in order to legitimately offer a PPE product on the European market. It does not attempt to deal with other issues such as wearer acceptance, styling, branding, or any other user requirements. The CE certification is accepted as being compliant with the legislation in many other countries and regions.
The article also assumes that any marking or claims for that product are genuine, however this does not absolve the user from ensuring the bona fides of such markings or claims. A few years ago the term “knock-off” referred to a look-alike product that shared certain design characteristics to mimic the appearance of an established product.
In no way detracted from its legitimacy as genuine certified PPE. These days the term carries more sinister connotations, as the world of PPE has fallen within the
Time, efficiency, and protection become key factors the right respirator selection can address before a worker is ever faced with an emergency situation.