Note: Each month, each member of our team engages in classroom style and hands-on safety training on a particular topic.
Following proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidelines is one of the simplest ways to avoid a workplace injury on a day-to-day basis.
So what is PPE exactly?
Personal protective equipment is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.
Training at the Branches
For optimal learning, our trainings are a combination of lecture-based and hands-on lessons. This training covered topics such as:
- Eye protection
- Head protection
- Hearing protection
- Hand protection
- Foot protection
- Body protection/clothing policies
The photo here shows Jeff, our electrical trainer, reviewing PPE with a new group of orientees.
Implementing Training in the Field
Each job site requires different levels of PPE based on customer requirements or what exactly is being done on each site. In this photo, the team was required to wear hard hats, goggles/glasses, safety vests and of course, face masks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.