Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garment or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury by blunt impacts, electrical hazards, heat, chemicals, and infection, for job-related occupational safety and health purposes. People360 has partnered with several providers of Personal Protective Equipment which are duly-certified by the Safety Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Center. These supported PPEs include the following:
- Fall Arrest Equipment: Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury & the second most common cause of major injuries. The DOLE regulations on work at height apply to all where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury, either at or below ground level. They place duties on employers, the self-employed & any person who controls the work of others.
- Head Protection: Head protection is required in almost every industry where there is a risk of being injured by falling objects or when working in areas of restricted head space. The head protection needs to protect the wearer from falling objects, collapsing structures and protruding extensions.
- Safety Footwear: Employees who face possible foot or leg injuries from falling or rolling objects or from crushing or penetrating materials should wear protective footwear. Also, employees whose work involves exposure to hot substances or corrosive or poisonous materials must have protective gear to cover exposed body parts, including legs and feet. If an employee’s feet may be exposed to electrical hazards, non-conductive footwear should be worn. On the other hand, workplace exposure to static electricity may necessitate the use of conductive footwear.
- Eye & Face Protection: In many working environments, protection for the face and eyes is mandatory. Eye injuries can translate into pain, loss of time, money and even your eyesight. Many day to day tasks can generate flying debris which can seriously injure the eyes. From wood and paint chips to dirt, concrete particles and even nails, a worker’s eyes are constantly and most often at risk from impact hazards. The partners of People360 have a range of eyeshields, spectacles, safety goggles and faceshields that offer class leading protection solutions for the workplace.