Company Name __________________________ Job Name __________________________ Date________
PROTECTION -- STORAGE,
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
on the occupational safety and health hazards encountered while performing
assigned job tasks, your employer may require you to use properly fitting
personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid injuries and illnesses.
Some of the most common types of PPE are:
Each of the above are designed to provide a
certain level of protection if used and cared for as intended by the
manufacturer. One of the factors which helps maintain the level of protection is
that the device is kept in a clean and sanitary manner. Usually, unless
otherwise directed by the manufacturer, this entails washing the components of
the device in warm water with a mild detergent on a regular basis (daily,
weekly, monthly as conditions warrant).
If the safety device is shared by more than
one person, it must be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
Cleaning and sanitizing will do no good,
however, if the device is not properly stored in-between uses. For instance,
safety glasses or face shields which are left out in the open in a dusty or
otherwise contaminated environment will become dirty and may compound an injury
rather than prevent it (dust falls into eyes from unclean safety glasses). Or a
respirator fitted with an organic cartridge, left out on a work bench, will
become ineffective as the cartridge absorbs contaminants from the atmosphere.
Most of the devices noted above can be safely
stored in reclosable plastic bags, clean cans with lids or storage cupboards
with tight-fitting doors.
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