Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects the user from health or safety hazards at work. Right PPE can help protect against unwanted noise, airborne dust, sharp objects, chemical spills and other safety hazards at the workplace.
There is a large selection of safety services and resources available to select from (hard hats, respirators and gloves to earplugs, coveralls and fall protection) to assist you befits essential safety requirements within the workplace.
Which personal protective equipment is used for head protection?
There are three commonly used types of head protection.
- Industrial safety helmets (hard hats).
- Industrial scalp protectors (bump caps).
- Caps/hair nets.
What are 3 types of personal protective equipment?
The most popular 3 types of personal protective equipment being used for industrial protection are:
- Head protection (Hard Hats & Hair nets etc.)
- Eye protection (Goggles and glasses etc.)
What are 5 types of PPE?
Hazards such as falling debris, excessive noise, electrical equipment and chemical contamination can be prevalent at industrial sites. At least a minimum standard of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for those employed in these possible safety risks. While all PPE should be chosen on the basis of the hazards involved, below is a list of 5 types of PPE to be worn:
- Hard hats protect against falling objects and other flying debris, and may be appropriate in industrial and construction environments.
- Eyewear: Safety glasses help shield eyes from airborne particles, radiation from hot objects, and other vision hazards.
- Hand safety gloves while dealing with sharp objects, chemicals, delicate materials and high temperatures.
- Hearing protection: Earplugs and noise control equipment are helpful in industrial installations, construction and transport.
- Safety shoes to protect the feet and toes from being crushed or harmed.
What are the safety equipments?
Generally, safety equipment is the coverage that staff use to prevent accidents, injuries, life-threatening incidents, etc. Depending on the nature of the danger involved in the work, different types of safety equipment are used by staff. For example hard hats, safety shoes and coveralls are considered safety equipment in construction operations while safety gloves are used for kitchen related tasks and when using power tools. All these types of safety equipment fall within the category of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
What are the types of safety?
Preventing and reducing occupational hazards is not only necessary for the safety of workers, it is also the employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that the workplace is free from recognized hazards that may cause death or serious harm to employees. Understand OSHA’s five types of workplace hazards and take steps to mitigate employee risk.