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Personal Protective equipment PPE


Safety as you know is very important while carrying out any work whether industrial, commercial or personal. Safety is not just by taking the necessary precautions it also involves, putting on the necessary safety wears in order to prevent injury, damage and in some cases death.

Personal Protective Equipment PPE are equipment’s worn to minimize exposures to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. This injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical or other workplace hazards.

So here we are going to be talking about the necessary protective wears (equipment’s) and why it is important to put them on while carrying out any work.

  1.  Gloves: they help protect you when directly handling potentially infectious, hazardous materials and contaminated surfaces. They can also protect you from skin damages, cuts, burns and also punctures.
  2. Safety goggles: protective eye wears is very important to shield your eyes from flying particles, molten, harmful radiations and chemical gases. It should fit closely and also not restrict visions or movement they include; spectacles, welding shields, and laser safety goggles.
  3. Helmet: the helmet is wore in order to protect you from head injuries that can be as a result of falling or flying objects such as wooden beams or loosen bricks.
  4. Cover all: this is wore to protect your entire body from heat, cold or other harmful  effects of working environment such as electric shock.
  5. Safety boots: this is wore to protect you against foot injuries caused by construction activates, manual handling of heavy objects and jobs requiring working in extremely hot or cold places, chemicals, piercing, It also protect you from slipping off.

IMPORTANCE OF Personal Protective Equipment PPE

PPE is very important because it prepares you for health and safety risks and gives you extra protection in the event of an accident or against the elements. Other importance includes;

  1. Reduces the spread of infection…
  2. Provides protection against hazards…
  3. Promotes good hygiene…
  4. Encourages safety at work place…
  5. Provides ample protection against accidents…
  6. Eliminates liability for workplace injuries…

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