PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)&PERSONAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING PPC
The factory Act of 1990 made it mandatory for PPE/PPC to be provided for workers of company/factory. This PPE/PPC isthe last line of defense against accident when hazards cannot be eliminated through engineering, procedure and administrative control.
What is PPE?: These are pieces of gadgets, apparels, and equipment selected after proper job hazards analysis (JHA) that are capable of protecting the worker wearing it against identified risk.
Note: PPE do not prevent accident or hazard but they only reduce the impact of accident or effect of hazard.
some common PPE’s/PPC’s in use in our industry today are:
1. It is a legal requirement
REASONS FOR NOT USING PPE
1. Discomfort due to weather
5. Exposure of grade workers.
All PPE (equipment/clothing) should be of safe design and construction, and should be maintained in a clean and reliable fashion. Employers should take the fit and comfort of PPE into consideration when selecting appropriate items for their work place.
PPE that fits well and is comfortable to wear will encourage employee use them.