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The Importance of Wearing Personal Protective Equipment

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), what is the use of personal protective equipment, what are the potential injuries may happen by not wearing or using PPE, how personal protective equipment prevent injuries, what are the personal protective equipment, why is it important to use PPE, what are the standards for personal protective equipment. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 26 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

On-the-job injuries affect all types of people doing all types of work. Each year over 570,000 workers are injured... at a cost to employers of over $100 billion annually. Government surveys show that the most common cause of workplace injuries today is due to employees not using proper PPE. Virtually everyone will experience one or more "on the job" injuries during their working life. In most cases appropriate equipment is readily available, yet employees do not recognize the need for this equipment, or take the time to use it.

Atlantic Training’s Personal Protective Equipment DVD program have been specifically created to assist facilities in complying with OSHA’s Standard on Personal Protective Equipment. Topics covered in these products include:

This Personal Protective Equipment Training DVD Covers:

Video Transcript

When PPE is necessary? You work with flying particles, molten metals, acids and chemicals, falling debris, you’re above the ground or below ground, grinder, sanders, knives, electric saw then PPE is necessary. Your PPE doesn’t just protect you from immediate danger but from potential hazards as well. Always wear proper PPE, no excuses no exceptions. Your employer will perform hazard assessment to determine what type of PPE is needed for your particular job. Your employer is then responsible for providing you necessary equipment and training on how to use and maintain your PPE properly. You need to know your PPE, it’s your safety, it’s your responsibility and it’s your choice.