Your employees' personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to keep them safe. Without it, they're vulnerable to serious injuries.
The most common of which are hand injuries. This is because your employees constantly work with the hands and, when they use tools and machinery, it puts them in danger.
That's why you give them safety gloves as part of their PPE.
But to ensure their safety ... ››› more
Why is personal protective equipment (PPE) so important?
Because it protects workers from injury! In the real world though, safety professionals are still struggling to get this message across - and make it stick.
Unfortunately, expressions like 'Wear your PPE because it says so in the safety rule book' just don't hold up as convincing arguments.
So what does work? Let's look at eight way... ››› more
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) contains 50 sections and 20 sets of regulations. The different regulations specify the specific requirements you must adhere to. This includes requirements about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read on to find out what the general safety regulations require when it comes to PPE.
When it comes to PPE, you can't just comply with the regulations y... ››› more
Your role as Health and Safety Rep is to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). If your co-workers don't wear their PPE and you ignore it, you're being negligent in your duties and there are consequences.
Attention! Health and Safety specialists face fines imposed by the Do... ››› more
You have a legal duty to uphold your employees' health and safety in the workplace. And part of that duty is to provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE).
And you must also ensure the PPE you provide actually suits the hazard it's being used for.
So to help give you get an idea of what PPE to provide, here's a list of three very common workplace hazards in a standard workplace..... ››› more
Eye injuries are one of the most common injuries in the workplace.
They occur in almost every industry, with the manufacturing and construction industries posing the greatest threat.
Because this type of injury is so prevalent, it would only make sense to take necessary steps to prevent it from ever happening.
So to help you do just that, here are 6 steps you can take to prevent eye in... ››› more
It's your legal obligation to uphold the health and safety of all staff in your workplace. And one of the ways to do this is to issue Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to them.
Failure to do this could see you facing massive fines and penalties, and even shut down!
For example, an inspector from the Department of Labour could give you a prohibition notice forcing you stop work until you co... ››› more
It's your responsibility to minimise health-and-safety risks in the workplace as much as is reasonably possible. And one of the ways you can do that is to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) wherever necessary.
This seems straightforward enough. But it doesn't stop there because you have a responsibility to monitor its usage.
So once you've identified any hazards in the workplace, ... ››› more
In reality, it's pretty much impossible to literally remove every single health hazard in your workplace. But that doesn't mean you should just leave it.
You are required to make a real effort to minimise them, in looking out for the health and safety of all your employees.
And one of the things you can do to minimise hazards in the workplace is to provide your employees with Personal Protec... ››› more
An inspector can show up on your doorstep an any time to ensure you're complying with the new Construction Regulations (2014).
And if he finds out you're not, then he could very well present you with a contravention notice. Or even worse, he could shut down your site completely!
So it's absolutely imperative that you're fully compliant with all the new Construction Regulations.
Follow the... ››› more
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