STAYING SAFE ON THE JOB
Manufacturing goods can expose workers to hazards when performing manual labor, using tools, operating machinery, or handling chemicals. Minimize workers’ exposure to these hazards by using PPE such as hard hats, gloves, goggles and eyeglasses, protective clothing, face shields, and protective footwear.
Many different gloves are available and can protect workers’ hands from cuts, abrasions, impacts, and penetrations. Face shields, goggles, and eyeglasses protect workers’ eyes from harmful flying particulates, mists, airborne droplets, and chemical splashes from manufacturing activities. Protective clothing and footwear place a barrier between workers’ bodies and feet, respectively. Hard hats protect workers’ heads from overhead falling objects and accidental bumps.
Using PPE can reduce workers’ risk of injury while working with machinery that processes raw materials or parts into finished goods. Minimizing exposure to hazards and the risk of injury to workers helps ensure manufacturing continues efficiently and safely.