Employee safety always needs to be a top priority. Ensuring that your workers have the proper tools to do their jobs while staying safe is essential. Here is a quick overview of what you need to know about safety equipment!
Types of Worker Safety Equipment
Depending on the industry in which you work, there is specific safety equipment that will keep workers safe on site. These items include gloves, goggles, helmets, and goggles. Workers sometimes need to wear protective boots, hearing protectors, and respirators. In some cases, the clothing itself enhances safety by providing greater visibility in nighttime and low-light conditions.
Importance of Training
Safety equipment can be rendered useless in the hands of people who aren’t properly trained to use it. With that said, your business should ensure that all workers have been properly trained in handling and wearing safety equipment. The training itself should include discussions about the effectiveness of the equipment and if they inhibit workers from being able to perform the tasks safely. It should be stressed that regardless of how minute the task may seem, personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn at all times.
Required Safety Equipment
Providing and using safety equipment in your business could be a requirement based on local legislation. Ensure that, for your industry, the proper safety equipment is being used. They should be marked as being compliant with these requirements.
Choosing Safety Equipment
It’s also important that workers be able to choose their equipment according to what feels comfortable and flexible enough to wear during the duties of their respective jobs. If the position leaves workers exposed to extreme heat or cold, equipment should include thermal clothing. If it’s an environment that includes high levels of dust, the face should be covered to minimize breathing in unhealthy particles.
Storing and Maintaining Equipment
To ensure that safety equipment remains in working condition, it needs to be properly stored and maintained. This means keeping it clean, clearly marked, and its components regularly checked and changed, if necessary. Assign this task to a specific employee or group of employees, or have each worker be responsible for maintaining their own gear.
Why Partner with Absolute Solutions & Associates?
Absolute Solutions & Associates is proud to be the preferred facility maintenance and facility equipment provider of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. Our knowledgeable team members are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service, competitive value-added pricing, and a finished product. You will be pleased you chose to partner with Absolute Solutions & Associates. From grounds maintenance services to commercial building operations and maintenance, we have you covered. To speak with one of our team members and learn more about how we can work together to exceed your expectations and satisfy your needs, please contact us today! You can reach us at 202‐630‐9469. Also, check us out on Google +, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.