It doesn’t matter what industry you work in: personal protective equipment, or PPE, is as much of an essential part of your workday as clocking in and out. Even if your field isn’t particularly dangerous or life-threatening, don’t underestimate the importance of PPE.
It doesn’t matter whether you work in a restaurant or a construction site, safeguarding yourself from harm is essential. You can check out Daniels Insurance for a more comprehensive list, but some of the most common types of PPE include:
- Helmets and headwear to prevent anything falling on your head or loose hair getting in the way.
- Goggles or other eyewear. Your eyes are sensitive as it is and already vulnerable to dangers like toxins. Guard your eyes and face on the job.
- If you work in an area that is riddled with toxic substances, then wearing a protective face mask can keep your lungs and respiratory system from overexposure.
- Earmuffs or some other kind of covering to keep your hearing safe from loud machinery or other noises.
- Since dirty hands are a very good way to cause illness and bare hands are at risk for sharp objects, make sure that your skin and hands are covered with durable, clean gloves.
All industries have some form of risk or another. Reduce these risks by wearing the appropriate protective equipment while at work.