Online Safety Community

How do you handle the situation when someone either forgets or loses their hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, etc.. As you know the employer is responsible to provide these items, but how often can you continue to supply people who constantly forget or misplace their gear. Do you send them home, do you fine them, do you charge them for the replacement cost? We cannot just ask them to go to work without their protective gear. Any ideas???

Views: 26

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

We have a number of contractors who purchase several pink hard hats that they loan to the guys who forget their hard hat. They tell us that after a full day of walking around getting crap for wearing a pink hard hat, the worker doesn't forget his hard hat again. :-)
Robert, our policy when an employee forgets or loses their PPE I will first replace them right away so than can go to work and be productive. How ever I have them sign a receipt and give them a verbal warning and tell them next time they will be send home. Now I have had employees that have lost their hardhat, safety glasses and gloves in one evening and issued them a loaner set and told them that they are responsible to replace what they have lost.
For our company we go through gloves and safety glasses at a high rate, but if their glasses are scratched and gloves are worn out, no question I will replace them on the spot. Good or bad most PPE are consumables and it’s the price we have to pay to ensure our employees never question using PPE and they feel good about them self. I’m sure many of us have seen company that buy 99 cent safety glasses and the person using them can barley see through them.
All associates get a three strike policy for misplaced or lost PPE just as if its any other company infraction. It all starts with a verbal warning. The 2nd offense gets a written warning. The 3rd offense gets a final warning. Anything after that is either suspended or termination dependant upon the specific type of infraction.


Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

Aslam Monu posted events
John Robinson posted an event

2-day In-person Seminar on The A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring, Validation and Troubleshooting of Pharmaceutical Water Systems at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka

October 19, 2015 at 9am to October 20, 2015 at 6pm
Course "The A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring, Validation and Troubleshooting of Pharmaceutical Water Systems” has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.Overview:This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there. Prior microbiological education or training, though a plus, is not a requirement because engineers…See More
Sep 24
Steven Bryan posted a status
"Hi my name is Steve and I'm the co-owner of a health & safety recruitment agency in London."
Sep 17
Safety Community posted a blog post

Frost & Sullivan Recognize Ansell as the Winner of 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Award for Technology Innovation Leadership

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, recently received the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for it’s proprietary INTERCEPT™ Technology. INTERCEPT Technology® features an innovative new knitting technology that blends engineered, synthetic and natural fibers into high performance yarns for a variety of cut resistance solutions. This innovative product platform addresses one of the most fundamental areas of hand protection for global safety…See More
Sep 17


SafetyCommunity members on Twitter 33 Replies

I am seeing more and more health and safety professionals on Twitter sharing information, articles and links about workplace safety. In fact, you can now follow Ansell (creator of this fine social…Continue

Tags: Facebook, Ansell, Twitter

Started by Lara Kretler. Last reply by Zelna Aug 31.

What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 87 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by Zelna Aug 24.

Technical Support and Help 9 Replies

Questions and answers to all technical support questions dealing with the community.

Tags: help

Started by Safety Community. Last reply by Zelna Aug 14.

Medical Lab Equipment Supplier

Medical laboratory equipment has been in demand since forever that is with the introduction of medical institutions and research and…Continue

Started by charlieelectra Jun 5.

Information About Used Medical Equipment

The online page of MED LAB Industrial offers from used medical instrument to newer ones required in research laboratories, industries…Continue

Started by charlieelectra Jun 2.



© 2015   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service