What is the role of personal protective equipment (PPE)?
First of all, what's the PPE? The personal protective equipment include safety glasses,
more construction are needed. So hazards exist in every workplace so strategies to protect
workers are essential. The priority should be the elimination and control of hazards at
their source or along the path between the source and the worker. Many methods are
available, and those most appropriate to the specific situation should be used.
Controlling a hazard at its source should be the first choice because this method will
eliminate it from the workplace altogether or isolate it from the worker. This approach may
require substitution of a material with nonhazardous ones, isolation of hazards, addition of
safety features to existing equipment, redesign of the work processes, or purchase of new
equipment. When the hazard cannot be removed or controlled adequately, Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) may be used if the work process is to continue.
PPE should be considered as the last level of protection when all other methods are not
available or possible. See the OSH Answers document Hazard Control for information on a
hazard control program.
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