If you look at the hazard control hierarchy, wearing personal protective equipment holds as the last hazard control. It is the last protection for a worker against particular hazard. However, there is no guarantee that the worker will remain safe from health risk, injury or even death when he or she already wears personal protective equipment.
If you think that new and expensive personal protective equipments will provide full protection, then you are absolutely wrong. They could not guarantee for the worker's safety too.
There are some factors you need to consider in order to ensure that your personal protective equipment will give required protection from particular hazard.
Please read the tips below in order to make you personal protective equipment that you are wearing will give adequate protection:
Second, collect vendor manuals related with personal protective equipments and they can be accessible for everyone. Third, identify required personal protective equipments for each job. Make it easy to understand.
Fourth, educate your workers on how to wear personal protective equipments correctly. If necessary, provide a video training for this purpose. So, you can use it repeatedly.
Fifth, set up a regular inspection planning for checking all personal protective equipments. Such inspection will be able to detect any defect in advance. But, please do not prepare a six-month schedule. It is too long. Refer to the manual for setting up the best period.
Finally, I hope right now you have already understood that even though you have worn personal protective equipment, it is still no guarantee that you are safe, as long as you ignore the above safety tips.From SafetyWorkBlog