Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms and therefore, can cause potentially dangerous situations. Controlling a hazard at its source is the best way to protect your employees.
Depending on the hazard or workplace conditions, OSHA recommends the use of PPE to create a barrier between the hazard and the employees.
Protection Goes Far
- Only 1% of approximately 770 workers suffering face injuries were wearing face protection
- Exposure to high noise levels can cause irreversible hearing loss or impairment. It can also create physical and psychological stress
- 84% of employees who sustain a head injury were not wearing head protection
- 25% of all workplace accidents involve hands and fingers