The Hierarchy of Hazard Controls

hazard control, PPE

6 min read Many employers turn to personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep workers safe around hazards. Safety glasses prevent flying debris from injuring workers’ eyes, safety gloves protect employees’ hands from chemicals and fire-resistant clothing protects those who work close to flames or hot objects. PPE should actually be the last line of defense against workplace hazards, though. Dangers in the workplace can be avoided with PPE, but usually PPE is the least effective way to prevent …

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