A Complete Guide To Warehouse Safety-Volume II-Picking PPE

As of the week ending September 6th, 2014 – 1,296 people, including fathers, mothers, sons and daughters lost their lives in industrial related health and safety accidents.  Lack of fall protection continues to be the number 1 OSHA cited violation 6,143.  It’s always a good time to re-examine the basics  so please join me as we continue down the Green Brick Road of Safety.

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In Volume I-Back To Basics, we began our trip down the Green Brick Road of Safety where we met job safety analysis, who showed us where our safety hazards can be located.  Now that we know that we can determine what kind of PPE is needed to give further protection to employees as they carry out their tasks.  PPE – Personal Protective Equipment, (Is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical or other workplace hazards), is very similar to what our Knight above is wearing.  His job description includes protecting his King from enemies of the realm which probably usually meant battle.  So his PPE had to help protect him from swords, lances and arrows the best it could so he could continue doing his job and save the kingdom.

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The same would also apply to…

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