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Personal Protective Equipment

On-the-job injuries can affect all people doing all types of work. It is estimated that each year over 570,000 workers are injured at a cost to employers of over $100 billion annually but at times a physical and mental cost to the victim. Government surveys show that the most common cause of workplace injuries today are due to employees not using proper Personal Protective Equipment. Virtually everyone will experience one or more on-the-job injuries during their working life. In most cases appropriate equipment is readily available, yet employees do not recognize the need for this equipment, or take the time to use it. Our training products on Personal Protective Equipment have been specifically created to assist facilities in complying with OSHA's Standard on Personal Protective Equipment. The topics included in this material are reviewing Personal Protective Equipment Standard, Personal Protective Equipment for the eyes/Face, Personal Protective Equipment for Respiratory Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment for Electrical Hazards and many more!

WHAT REPRESENTS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT? Personal Protective Equipment includes clothing and equipment worn by an individual during any type of activity which may result in exposure to sharp objects, or any type of pathogen. Personal protective equipment always starts with gloves but may also include gowns, face shields, eye protection and pocket masks. Latex gloves and gowns protect your skin and hands from coming into contact with blood. Face Shield and eye protection-these items prevent blood from entering the mucous membranes through the eyes, nose or mouth.

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