Stay safe on your job site by following these PPE standards from OSHA.
Eye and Face Protection
- Always anticipate safety hazards. Your eye and face protection need to be specific to the hazards you encounter.
- Safety glasses or face shields are worn any time work operations can cause foreign objects to get in the eye.
- Examples of times safety glasses or face shields should be worn include:
- Working with concrete and/or harmful chemicals
- When exposed to flying particles
- If exposed to any electrical hazards (including working on energized electrical systems)
- Construction workers should wear work shoes or boots with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant soles.
- Safety-toed footwear is worn to prevent crushed toes when working around heavy equipment or falling objects.
- Gloves should always fit snugly.
- Workers should wear the right gloves for the job
- Heavy-duty rubber gloves for concrete work
- Welding gloves for welding
- Insulated gloves and sleeves when exposed to electrical hazards
- Wear hard hats where there is a potential for a head injury to occur
- Objects falling from above
- Bumps to the head from fixed objects
- Accidental head contact with electrical hazards
- Hard hats should be routinely inspected to ensure that they are in good working order
- Replace after a heavy blow or electrical shock
- Check all hard hats for the following:
- Use earplugs/earmuffs in high noise work areas where chainsaws or heavy equipment are used; clean or replace earplugs regularly.