Workplace safety has become a critical element in many organizations. Regardless if the labor at hand calls for operating heavy machinery, or performing light duty, ensuring that workers have a safe, fair environment to work in isn’t only what’s right, it’s also the law.
OSHA and other organizations fight to ensure that workplaces are producing products that are safe for consumers and following protocols for quality when doing so. There are also standards for sanitation, for handling of materials and equipment and so many other rules that must be followed in order to remain in compliance.
These rules protect workers from injury and also keep businesses from hefty fines and lawsuits.
Protective equipment plays an increasingly important role in today’s workplace.
As more and more jobs are being created in the manufacturing and transportation industries, the need for equipment that protects workers is also on the rise.
According to a study by Transparency Market Research, the global personal protective equipment market will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 7.0 percent from 2017 to 2025 and $72.08 bn.
Of the protective equipment sales, fall protection and equipment designed for manufacturing industries are seeing the highest sales. Other products like hand protection and clothing are also named as being significant for jobs.
Another study by Hexa Research on the global market for personal protective equipment found the market would reach $55.6B by 2028 and focused on businesses realizing the importance of meeting increasingly strict regulations and also on more consumer awareness that safety is important.
How Compliant is Your Workplace?
While there are specific requirements for certain industries and job functions, the basic requirements for PPE in workplaces includes:
– Performing a “hazard assessment” of the workplace to identify and control physical and health hazards.
– Identifying and providing appropriate PPE for employees.
– Training employees in the use and care of the PPE.
– Maintaining PPE, including replacing worn or damaged PPE.
– Periodically reviewing, updating and evaluating the effectiveness of the PPE program.
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Our personal protective equipment (PPE) includes spill clean-up, environmental safety, personal protection, confined space, ergonomics, safety posters and signs, lockout and tag out and other OSHA-compliant safety equipment.