Safety Minute Update: The Importance of PPE

Every year, numerous workers are injured due to improper or lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation, according to OSHA. Many of those injuries could be prevented with proper use of PPE.

OSHA’s general PPE rules require that employers assess their workplaces to determine what hazards are present that require the use of protective equipment, provide workers with appropriate protective equipment, and require them to use and maintain it in sanitary and reliable condition. Watch our new Safety Minute Update video on The Importance of PPE to be sure you and your business are OSHA Compliant.

While PPE is usually the last line of defense in protecting workers behind engineering controls, work practices, and administrative controls, PPE is still often an essential part of keeping workers safe. Our training classes teach you the importance of PPE while also giving you hands-on instruction so you can properly use the equipment in the workplace.

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