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When to use different types of personal protective equipments

The health of a human being is very important than any other thing. For this reason he/ she has to protect it in every possible way. How can this be done? Well , it is simply by the use of personal protective equipments. Personal protective equipments protect us from exposure to diseases, accidents and protects our bodies in general. They are of different types and used for different purposes. They include:

1. Gloves

Gloves offer protection to the hands. They prevent the hands from getting contact with infectious material.They are mostly used by heath practitioners when injecting a patient to prevent spread of infections. Science students can also use gloves in their practicals to prevent contact with dangerous chemicals. People can also use gloves when collecting garbage or cleaning the toilets.

2. Safety goggle

They protect the eyes. You can use safety goggles in the building and construction industryto prevent dust from getting into the eyes. Students and researchers can also use safety goggles when performing practicals in the laboratories to prevent harmful chemicals from affecting the eyes.

3. Face shields

Unlike the safety goggles which only protect the eyes, face shields covers the whole face. It is actually a clear screen which is made of plastic. It cannot block you from seeing. They offer protection for the whole face. People especially the doctors can use face shield when treating an infected wound. The cleaning fluid might splash and cause infections. Face shields can also be used when working in a dusty environment like quarry or road construction. They ensure that the whole face is protected from dust.

4. Helmets

people use helmets to protect their head from injuries. They can be used when cycling. They prevent the user from excess wind and incase of an accident the head is highly protected. They can also be used in construction industry to protect the head incase of falling slabs or stones.

5. Earplugs/ Earmuffs

Personal protective equipments which protects the ears. People can use earplugs when working in a very noisy environment to prevent the eardrum from damage. Ears are very sensitive. Very loud noise might result to hearing problems.

6. Safety shoes and boots

These protective equipments ensures that your legs are safe. They can be used by carpenters when building houses. In case the floor is slippery they prevent you from falling. They also prevent you from damage which might occur as a result of falling stones.

7. Chemical suits/ disposable overalls

They cover the whole body thus offering protection to the whole body. They can be used in agriculture especially when spraying chemicals to plants. They ensure that the whole body is protected from the dangerous chemicals. They can also be used in laboratories during research.

we should protect our bodies in the best way possible. Personal protective equipments helps us to do so. So, you should pick the one that protect you from depending on the work you are doing.

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