Summary

One of the most important safety aspects of working in a factory, workshop, job site and any environment, is the availability and correct wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Employers are obliged to ensure the adequate protection and safety of their workforce, and therefore provide the correct PPE for the situation and environments in which their employees are expected to work. Employees also have an obligation to wear and use the appropriate PPE correctly, to ensure the best protected from getting hurt.

Industrial accidents are all too common and can usually be avoided by adequate and correct use of PPE. Accidents are extremely costly, not only to employers, but to the governments of every country, and need to be avoided. Employees owe it to themselves as well as their families to ensure they do not get injured or killed through avoidable incidents.