PPE Safety Tip
Hard hats—84% of employees who sustained a head injury were not wearing head protection.
Safety glasses—90% of eye-related accidents can be avoided by wearing eye protection.
Earplugs or muffs —99% of noise-induced hearing loss is preventable if proper hearing protection is used.
Face guards —Only 15% of workers who are required to wear a face shield will wear one.
Gloves including voltage-rated (rubber)—70% of hand injuries occurred because someone was not wearing gloves; the remaining 30% wore inadequate, damaged or the wrong type for the potential hazard.
Respirators—Up to 762,000 annual cancer diagnoses stem from prolonged exposure to workplace carcinogens.
Safety shoes —80% of foot injuries are caused by objects that weigh 30 pounds or less.