PPE: If You Need It, You Gotta Use It
What personal protective equipment should you use? The answer is: it depends on the job. The particular type of equipment needed to provide the needed protection depends on the particular type of work being done.
In areas where flying particles are likely to be found, goggles may be required to protect the eyes. But regular goggles won’t protect a welder; that job calls for a helmet equipped with dark glasses to protect the worker’s eyes.
Similarly, gloves should also be selected based on the potential hazards. For example; chemical resistant gloves should be used when handling hazardous materials or leather or cut resistant gloves should be used when handling sharp materials.
It’s important to remember that PPE is only effective in protecting employees from the hazards for which it was intended