PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Definition & Meaning
A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is clothing or equipment designed to reduce employee exposure to chemical, biological, and physical hazards when on a worksite. It is used to protect employees when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible to reduce the risks to acceptable levels.
According to the hierarchy of controls by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), PPE (sometimes also reffered to as PPE equipment)—is recommended to be the last level of defense to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, but some businesses combined it with other control measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment for their workers. Here are some benefits of using PPEs: prevent unnecessary injury in the workplace; protect employees from excessive chemical exposure; prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases including COVID-19; help businesses comply with regulatory requirements(e.g., The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 that’s recently been extended to limb workers); and improve employee productivity and efficiency.Below you can find our PPE products. If you can't find what you are looking for, we can always help source it for you. Please reach out at 1-855-919-9392 or firstname.lastname@example.org