Using personal protective equipment (PPE) is one of the most important ways to stay safe when working with hazardous materials. Though many people will see them just as”protective gear,” there are some specific rules and regulations that you must follow to keep yourself out of harm’s way while wearing your PPE.
Rules and regulations of PPE:
– When putting on any Personal protective equipment, make sure that it is completely sealed. You should never have to worry about being exposed to harmful chemicals or materials while wearing your equipment. If you are in the slightest bit unsure of whether or not there will be leakage, contact a safety representative immediately and take measures necessary for prevention before continuing with work duties.
– Use proper cleaning methods to make sure that all of the personal protective equipment is properly sanitized. Ensure to follow the recommended washing instructions on any equipment you are using, and make sure it is completely dry before storing it away in an appropriate location.
– If at any time while wearing personal protective equipment you suspect a tear or leakage in the kit, immediately stop using it and contact a safety representative for further instructions.
– Once you have finished your work shift or project, be sure to take off all of your PPE before leaving the workplace. Also, make sure that any used materials are properly disposed of according to regulations set forth by OSHA at your facility.
– Finally, make sure to make a complete file of all PPE used within your facility. This is important for ensuring that everyone in the workplace knows what protective equipment is being used and where it should be kept between shifts or projects.