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Every industrial safety checklist should include personal protective equipment training to help you understand the purpose and correct use of personal safety equipment. You might have the best personal protective equipment (PPE) available but it may prove meaningless if you are not properly trained in its use. Industrial safety training should be a combination of common sense accident avoidance theories along with having and using the correct PPE for the workplace situations you face.
Should your employer not provide initial and continuing safety training, get the knowledge you need by yourself. Use the Internet to become familiar with industrial accident prevention and learn who are the best industrial safety distributors, including Mechanix wear gloves, MSA hardhats, Northern Safety, which provides all manner of vests, suits, etc., and many others.
The combination of industrial safety training and the use of effective PPE will keep you and your co-workers safe on the job. Industrial accident situations will still occur through circumstance, not personal fault, but these can be greatly reduced if you remain alert on the job, always wear appropriate protective clothing and equipment, and be proactive if you witness situations creating increased risk to you and other employees.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|