The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many injured workers have admitted to not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). The most common reasons cited are that PPE is uncomfortable, unnecessary or unavailable.
To improve PPE performance, Cintas Corp., identified strategies including:
Keep PPE in a central location –Organizations should invest in a PPE cabinet that keeps an adequate supply of equipment.
Ensure ear plugs fit correctly and comfortably – Employees are less likely to wear hearing protection if it is uncomfortable. These should be available in various sizes.
Offer anti-fog eye protection in high-humidity environments or when dealing with sudden environmental changes.
For more read, “7 Ways to Make Personal Protective Equipment More Effective” on sister site MH&L.