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Did you know: PPE is your best friend in the fight against common workplace accidents?

by , 17 June 2014
Do you know what the most common workplace accidents are? Do you know that your employee is more like to have a something fall on him than he is to catch a deadly virus?

Now it doesn't matter if you consider accidents as common or freak, you still have an obligation to protect your employees from them. But when it comes to common accidents, you have one vital weapon.

With the use of the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you can easily and effectively turn those common workplace accidents into a thing of the past. Read on to discover how...

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Do you know what the most common workplace accidents are?

Different work environments will have different 'typical' accidents. But there are some common accidents that you can find in almost every industry. These are:
 
 
These are the kinds of accidents that can happen in offices or on constructions sites. The good news here is you can issue your employees on site with PPE. Here's the kind of PPE you can use for each of these common accidents.
 
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Choose the right safety gear to prevent each accident type

 
You can find specific safety wear to fit each of these accidents. Let's look at what you can use:
 
1. Slips and falls
Safety boots or shoes with rubber soles can help prevent these clumsy, common accidents.
 
2. Falling from heights
By giving your employees safety harnesses, you can keep them safe when they work at heights.
 
3. Having a falling objects hit them on the head
Hard hats are one of the most important pieces of PPE. They'll protect your employees' heads if this something falls onto them.
 
4. Electrocution
Special, thick safety gloves can protect your employees against electrical currents. But ensure they're specifically designed for that purpose. 
 
5. Accidents in construction vehicles
You must ensure all your construction vehicles have proper safety harnesses fitted to them. 
 
So ensure you use PPE in your fight against common workplace accidents. 
 

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