Wearing a safety helmet is a mandatory requirement that should be followed by all employers who should provide their workers with hard hats/safety helmets and fully ensure that they wear them. Since on an average hundreds of workers per year suffer from fatal head injuries, hard hats are crucial features of work site safety.
Ear protection refers to devices used to protect the ear, either externally from elements such as cold, intrusion by water and other environmental conditions, or specifically from noise. Measures to protect the ear from noise, and particularly from noise-induced hearing loss, may also be referred to as hearing protection.
Safety shoes are required where the potential for serious injury to the foot may result from an employee’s daily job duties. Foot injuries may occur in areas where there are rolling or falling objects, objects piercing the sole, or where feet are exposed to electrical hazards. These guidelines are not intended to apply to functions performed by an employee on a rare or special occasion, unless the risk of foot injury is great.
A dust mask is a flexible pad held over the nose and mouth by elastic or rubber straps to protect against dusts encountered during construction or cleaning activities, such as dusts from drywall, brick, wood, fiberglass, silica (from ceramic or glass production), or sweeping.
An apron is a functional accessory that layers over ones outfit to protect ones clothes and skin from incidental stains and marks. As a top layer that covers the front body, the apron is also worn as a uniform, adornment, ceremonial garb or fashion statement.
Heat/thermal protectant is a must if you style your hair regularly or even occasionally. Curling, perming, blow drying, straightening, crimping, tongs, curling rods, etc., use high temperatures to bring about the styling effect. Though styled hair looks awesome, but then we have to think about the high amount of damage that this high temperature is causing to the hair.
It is critical to first evaluate the work site to assess potential hazards, whether it be from chemicals, cuts, abrasions, or temperatures. This is an important step as there isn’t one solution to all hazards, and you need to be able to assign the correct safety gloves and sleeves for each job.
Half Face Respirator
By using a half face respirator people will still have the ability to see perfectly and if they need to wear protective goggles as well. The design of the respirators usually have two filters facing outwards and also one in the middle giving you tons of fresh air easily so while wearing the respirator you don’t feel warm or sweaty underneath which could lead to you removing it.
Anything people work with that sends chemicals or physical debris into the air, or that has the potential to send debris into the air, puts people’s eyes at risk. This is why most factories and medical facilities require workers to wear eye protection. For an example of chemicals, a spilled bucket of acetone can splash chemicals into the air, and into unprotected eyes.
we wear lab coat just for safety against all those chemicals we use for experiments but then if accidentally someone drops any concentrated acid then I guess that lab coat won’t be able to protect us. So if we wear something solid or something hard which can protect us from those chemical that might be helpful but we only wear a lab coat.
Face shields are intended to protect the entire face or portions of it from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. When worn alone, face shields do not protect employees from impact hazards. Use face shields in combination with safety spectacles or goggles, even in the absence of dust or potential splashes, for additional protection beyond that offered by spectacles or goggles alone.
Protective clothing is clothing designed to protect either the wearer’s body or other items of clothing from hazards such as heat, chemicals and infection. Also, special clothes may protect the working environment from pollution and/or infection from the worker, for example in a microchip factory. The protection may also be important in both ways, as with the use of disposable gloves by surgeons and dentists.
A respirator is a device designed to protect the wearer from inhaling harmful dusts, fumes, vapors, or gases. Respirators come in a wide range of types and sizes used by the military, private industry, and the public. Respirators range from relatively inexpensive single-use, disposable masks to more robust reusable models with replaceable cartridges.