Wearing a sturdy safety helmet adapted to working conditions provides protection and can prevent head injuries.
2. Eye and Face Protection
In addition to wearing head protection, workers should take precautions to keep their eyes and face safe. Full face shields can protect the face from flying debris. Safety goggles can protect the eyes when working with metal, wood or heat.
3. Hearing Protection
Workers who are exposed to high levels of noise in the workplace should consider wearing hearing protection, such as ear plugs or earmuffs, to help prevent hearing loss. Ear muffs are more effective in reducing high frequency noise, while ear plugs are more effective in reducing low frequency noise.
4. Hand and Skin Protection
Since most of the work done in the workplace is done by hands, wearing gloves is an important part of providing proper hand and skin protection. Safety gloves can help workers avoid the hazards of dealing with chemicals, glass, sheet metal, electricity, hot materials, or slippery objects.
Other Safety Tools and Equipment:
Protective clothing, helmets, goggles, and other safety gear help guard employees from injury or infection. Safety signs warn employees and others of potential hazards, alert workers to the location of safety equipment and exit routes, and offer safety-related instructions in a concise and attention-getting format. Fall-protection safety tools and equipment help prevent people working at heights from falling or decrease the risk of injury if they do fall. Traffic safety tools and equipment can keep traffic moving in the right direction and block off potential hazards.