Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Definition - What does Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mean?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to the protective equipment and clothing used to protect workers from harmful job situations at the work place.

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are responsible to provide PPE to their employees and ensure they use them.

While in some cases injury or harm may occur, PPE will ensure that the harm is minimized.

Trenchlesspedia explains Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE includes items such as gloves, safety shoes, safety googles and body suits. OSHA has a guide that helps employers and employees to understand the types of PPE and what suits their work situation best.

Training should be provided to ensure proper use and care of PPE. Trenchless methods such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD), microtunneling, pipe ramming etc. use large machinery, heavy equipment and deep excavation in some places.

Appropriate safety precautions should be taken for workers and equipment to ensure safe working conditions and to minimize work related accidents.

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