Personal Protective Equipment
We help you meet OSHA requirements so your employees have the personal protective equipment necessary to mitigate workplace injuries.
OSHA Workplace PPE Requirements
Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910 Subpart I provides OSHA’s primary personal protective equipment standards.
Just ordering a bunch of stuff from an equipment catalog and handing it out to your employees is not adequate. There are OSHA and ANSI standards regarding specific hazards and the specific equipment that must be used to mitigate those hazards.
Employers are required to conduct a workplace hazard assessment, provide workers with the necessary personal protective equipment, and require that the workers use and maintain it in a reliable and sanitary condition. OSHA Standards, 1910.132(h) and 1926.95(d) require that employers pay for personal protective equipment used to comply with OSHA standards. (Source: OSHA.gov)
To be effective, equipment must be properly fitted for effectiveness and comfort. Proper training and testing must be conducted and documented in accordance with specific OSHA regulations. The care, seriousness, and professionalism with which you implement your PPE program will carry over into the care, seriousness, professionalism, and morale of your workforce.
With our PPE Service you can be confident that your organization will satisfy the legal requirements of OSHA regulations and the safety of your employees will be enhanced. Your employees will be confident that they know how to use this crucial equipment properly and how to maintain it correctly.
How the PPE Service Works
We offer “Turn-Key” services that include Hazard Assessments, Written Programs and Required Documentation, PPE, and Training to comply with OSHA 1910.132.
We Help Your Business Implement OSHA PPE Requirements
Employees are exposed to all types of hazards in the workplace. OSHA says the employer is responsible for conducting and documenting hazard assessments of the workplace, selecting the right PPE for the hazards, ensuring the PPE fits the employee, and conducting competency-based training where employees demonstrate understanding of how to properly wear and care for their PPE. Surveys show that there is often as high as an 80% non-compliance rate for workers required to wear PPE, which leads to thousands of injuries every year. Non-compliance to the PPE Standard is often in the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA Violations.
Workplace Hazards are also Business Hazards
Workers have a right to a safe and healthy workplace, free from recognized hazards that can cause injury, illness, and death. OSHA levies costly fines for non-compliance. Injuries and illnesses, lost time, and increased insurance costs combine with pain and suffering to create an unsustainable burden on your workers and your bottom-line. The cost of creating and implementing a sustainable PPE Program for your company and employees is far outweighed by the costs associated with fines, injuries, lost productivity, higher insurance costs, and, most importantly, the safety and health of your most valuable asset – your employees.
- Determine where hazards exist that cannot be eliminated, and PPE is necessary
- Provide options and suggestions on what types of PPE best fit the environment
Offer a variety of Personal Protective Equipment options to help employers manage the cost of PPE while providing appropriate PPE to employees
- Offer training and documentation to ensure employee and employer compliance to the PPE Standard (1910.132)
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