There are numerous ways that employers should identify and assess risks with a view to preventing and reducing them. There should be a hierarchy of prevention and control measures starting with prevention of the risk, and if this is not possible, technical/engineering controls, safe systems of work and information or training should be used instead.
Unfortunately, some employers encourage workers to use personal protective equipment without ever considering the introduction of prevention and control measures that could eliminate the use of personal protective equipment.
This leads to a number of problems:
Different types of personal protective equipment include:
Hazards even where technical or engineering controls, safe systems of work and other techniques have been applied, it is possible that some hazards might remain. These hazards may lead to injuries to the:
Sometimes, personal protective equipment is needed in these cases to reduce the risks, but only to supplement the other risk control measures already put in place.
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