Employers must ensure their workers wear head protection if they are at risk of these common hazards:
- Being struck by falling objects
- Bumping their heads on fixed objects
- Coming into contact with electrical hazards
These common hazards encompass most ways in which a potential injury could occur, and they can have different meanings depending on the work environment. Understanding the potential hazards at your workplace is imperative in assessing the type of PPE needed to keep injuries at bay.
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What Are the Hazardous Conditions That Warrant Head Protection?
Being at risk for a head injury is dependent on your work environment and its associated hazards, as not all working environments require head protection. However, when it is required, a worker must wear protection even when there are no apparent signs of danger. Industries like construction, power, oil and gas, mining, forestry, and others enforce such standards as the risk of head injury to workers is continuously present.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Stats and Facts
Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical to successfully working in many high-risk work environments. In some cases, PPE stands as the only control for specific hazards.
PPE Size Chart – Quick Tips
Choosing the right protective clothing and equipment is worth careful consideration, and finding the right fit is just as important.
Construction PPE Standards – Quick Tips
All feasible engineering and work practice controls must be implemented to help eliminate and reduce hazards before personal protective equipment (PPE) is used.
Why Workers Don’t Use PPE
At over 85%, the most common worker reason survey respondents cited was lack of awareness about PPE and why it’s important to use. This is clearly a problem that providing appropriate safety training would solve.
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