Laborers are more at risk with accidents due to the dangers in their workplace. Workplace accidents happen frequently, and the consequences of these accidents could range from serious, life-changing injuries, illnesses, or at worst cases, death. In the 2014 statistics of Aftermath, they reported that in the United States alone, 4000 workers had been killed on the job.
The construction industry isn’t the only known to be hazardous, workers in the industry like manufacturing and mining should look out for their safety as well since when they ever suffer from any accidents, the workers and their families aren’t the only ones who would suffer from these losses.
Businesses could also face legal action if ever an employee suffers from any work-related injury or health issues. Luckily, the amount of work-related dangers can be reduced if employers provide correct protection equipment on the job.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) might not be the most comfortable gear at times, but it’s important to protect yourselves from immediate and long-term risks that might threaten your worker’s well-being during work.
Faithfully using all provided PPE on the job is the best way to ensure to prevent any hazard risks from ever harming your workforce. Depending on the nature of work, it can be anything from wet floors to falling debris and everything in between, so it’s better to be fully prepared.
Some of the threats could even take years of exposure before starting to develop. Just because an employee feel fine at the end of their shift doesn’t mean that they’ve properly protected themselves. Exposure to different chemicals and compounds on the job can have long-term effects on the body such as hearing loss, asthma or even cancer.
There are various types of PPE to suit different working environments and conditions that might cause bodily harm.
You can have a full insight on these types of PPE by checking out this infographic made by Progressive Safety Equipment.