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Personal protective equipment should be worn whenever there is a risk to another person's health because of their job. Protective equipment should also be worn when an employee is exposed to dangerous chemicals that cause damage to the skin or eyes. This type of equipment ranges from hard hats and safety goggles to shoe covers and rubber gloves. Protective equipment is especially needed in areas where the temperature is too high or two low.
Another area to consider wearing protective equipment would be during the use of lasers or radiation. Protecting the eyes and body from the harmful effects of a laser or radiation, can ensure safety in industrial situations.