PPE means to stand for Personal Protective Equipment. Typically, PPE is anything that the workers wear or use in order to keep them safe and healthy. Wearing PPE protects the workers from serious exposure to toxic or corrosive chemical, biological and physical hazards including injuries or illnesses happening due to workplace hazards.
PPE protects workers from risks of injury or illness against hazardous material or equipment when coming in contact with them and is designed for the employees for scenarios where workplace conditions are not feasible to lessen the existing risks.
HSE General board recommends employers reduce the risk of workers with exposed to occupational hazards by the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). It is employers’ responsibility to: