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Here it is! Series of Personal Protective Equipment that You Need to Know!


The use of Work Safety Equipment or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is certainly a must and is obeyed by all employees engaged in industries with a high level of work accident risk. Mining companies, for example, must provide PPE that meets national occupational health and safety standards, such as the use of gloves, masks, helmets, shoes, special uniforms, and protective eyewear. For that, let's look at some of the following PPEs that you need to know so that we can always be calm, safe, and comfortable at work.

For the head, some of the PPE provided includes helmets, masks, and protective eyewear. Safety helmet is a protective device that serves to protect the head from impact, fall, or hit by sharp or hard objects that float or slide in the air, exposed to heat radiation, fire, chemical splashes, and others. While masks and protective eyewear are tools that function to protect the eyes and face from exposure to hazardous chemicals, impact or blows from hard objects or sharp objects, exposure to particles floating in the air or in bodies of water, splashes of small objects, heat, or hot steam, etc. In addition, companies usually also have earmuffs that serve to protect hearing from noise or pressure in certain types of industries.

Furthermore, gloves are PPE to protect hands. Work gloves or safety gloves are one of the PPE to protect all parts of the hand down to the fingers when doing certain jobs. This equipment serves to protect hands from fire, hot and cold temperatures, radiation, electric current, impact and force, being scratched by sharp or rough objects, as well as protecting hands from biological or chemical contact and viral or bacterial infections. Protective gloves also consist of various types which are distinguished according to their designation. For example, leather gloves are used to protect hands from heat hazards or from rough surfaces. While cotton gloves are usually used to protect hands from sharp, bumpy and dirty objects or surfaces.

Furthermore, there are foot protectors that function to protect the feet of workers from the dangers that exist in their work environment, such as bumping or hitting heavy objects, being punctured by sharp objects, exposed to hot or cold liquids, hot steam, spills of hazardous materials. chemical, slip, and others. Safety shoes are one example of this PPE. In addition, there are protective clothing that is used to protect part or all of the body, and clothing worn by workers from the dangers of extreme heat or cold temperatures, exposure to fire and hot objects, splashes of chemicals, hot liquids and metals, hot steam, impact with machinery, equipment and materials, scratches, radiation, chemicals, microbiology, and others.

Essentially, there are many other PPEs that are specific to certain types of work. This is why, we must never tire of constantly updating and complying with the latest safety standards. Yes, because the rules of occupational safety standards will continue to develop over time, and are adjusted to conditions that have or are likely to occur in the future.

Stay safe, stay healthy!

By: Corporate Communications PT ABM Investama Tbk.