Hazardous materials are, by definition, safety hazards that can jeopardize the health and safety of your employees and your facility. This is why PPE exists. PPE, or personal protective equipment, is all of the safety measures that are used to protect workers from the hazards that are created by the materials they are working with. It can range from putting on a pair of gloves or goggles to outfitting in a full-body suit with a mask and respirator.
Keeping Everyone Safe
OSHA, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, has outlined a comprehensive set of rules and regulations that govern workplace safety and proper PPE use. Anyone who works with, or even near, any kind of hazardous materials must use proper PPE. This can include anyone from medical personnel and hospital staff to those working in a lab, and even some industrial sites. PPE keeps everyone on your job site safe.
Know the Rules
It is essential to acquire and deploy all of the required PPE measures outlined in the OSHA, State, and Local standards. These rules can be complicated, to say the least. In order to keep everyone safe and keep your business compliant, we recommend PPE training. With proper training from AEG Environmental, your organization will have the knowledge you need to ensure all compliance standards are met.
Consequences for Non-Compliance
Most PPE rules are laid out and enforced by OSHA. However, there are many State and Local governments that also have rules regarding PPE and job safety. There are some steep consequences for not complying with the OSHA standards. A single infraction can set you back around $10,000. Additional fines for other violations can carry up to $100,000 or more in penalties, especially if you do not take steps to resolve them in a timely fashion.
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