Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Mistakes, Part 1

Avoid making these PPE mistakes

Do you make any of these mistakes with personal protective equipment (PPE)?

  • Treating PPE as your first line of defense. First reduce the hazards as much as practical, then choose the PPE that protects you in the reduced hazard situation.
  • Assuming it has 100% integrity, rather than inspecting before each use. A pinhole in a rubber blanket or insulating glove can prove lethal. Climbing and fall protection gear are also prime examples of PPE that must be inspected before

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