Shipping, packing, and material handling activities can expose workers to hazards. They must use PPE such as hard hats, gloves, goggles and eyeglasses, protective clothing, face shields, and protective footwear to stay safe on the job.
Many different gloves are available and can protect workers’ hands from cuts, abrasions, impacts, and penetrations during material handling. Face shields, goggles, and eyeglasses prevent exposure to workers’ eyes from flying objects, dust, and fine particulates. Protective clothing and footwear place a barrier between workers’ bodies and feet, respectively. Hardhats will protect workers’ heads from overhead falling objects and accidental bumps.
Minimizing workers’ exposure to hazards and the risk of injury can help ensure material handling, shipping and receiving, and transport activities continue efficiently and without setbacks from a safety-related accident.