Have you ever wondered who is responsible for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace? Who provided PPE in the workplace? How do you know when PPE is required?
Here you will find out that the provision and effective use of PPE is a team effort. Everyone in the workplace has PPE responsibilities.
As an employer you are responsible for providing and maintaining PPE for your workers as part of your overall responsibilities for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. Workers are required to wear PPE and supervisors are responsible for monitoring its use. Your Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) committee or worker representative participates in addressing issues surrounding PPE.
Hardhats, safety boots, coveralls, gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs, life jackets, fall protection, respirators … just about every job or activity in the workplace has some form of PPE which applies to it. Knowing which PPE to use, when and how to use it and how to ensure it is available is all now spelled out and easy to find on Safety Driven – TSCBC’s PPE resource webpage.
You will find links with answers to your questions about:
• Eye and Face Protectors
• Foot Comfort and Safety at Work
• Footwear – Assessment Checklist
• Care of Headwear
• Hearing Protectors
• High-Visibility Safety Apparel
• Routine Practices
• Safety Footwear
• Designing an Effective PPE Program
• Types of Personal Protective Equipment
In addition, you will find tools and guidance for employers, supervisors and workers as well as a special section on Personal Protective Equipment for Truck Drivers.
Check it out and use it as part of your Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) program and, as always, rely on the professionals at Safety Driven – TSCBC for all your health and safety needs.