Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Hazards exist in every workplace in different forms: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and a myriad of other potentially dangerous situations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require that employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury. Controlling the hazards at the source is the best way to protect employees. When this is not possible, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees and ensure its use. Personal protective equipment is divided into categories based on areas of the body. OSHA segments these categories into areas such as eye and face, head, feet, and hands.