Reasons to use Safety Equipment
Have you ever experienced that awful moment when your coworker cannot open his/her eye because a wood debris flew in while cutting wood or cannot stop rapid bleeding from finger? Maybe you have been injured while working on a job? Many times these situations turn out alright however, many suffer extensive injuries and lifelong scars. Most of these injuries are preventable if right safety equipment is being used which is a must when operating heavy machinery or working on a risky job.
Many work related injuries occur due to lack of use of proper safety equipment as well as one’s ignorance to safety. People think safety equipment is needed only when handling hazardous material or performing a difficult surgery. This cannot be further from the truth. Whenever performing a job that carries certain risk with it, safety equipment must be used. All the equipment must be properly fitted and always inspected after each use for any possible damage. Some employers in certain industries require for safety equipment such as helmets, safety gloves and goggles to be used on a daily basis regardless of job or task performed.
Today, in growing number of residential premises and home based workshops there are number of different equipment and/or machinery that demand the use of safety equipment. Most people take the whole concept of safety for granted believing that years of experience are sufficient enough to prevent sometimes even fatal injuries. This is why number of work related injuries is relatively high taking into consideration all high-end safety equipment available on the market today.
In addition, all employers are legally obligated to ensure working environment is safe and must provide safety equipment whenever there are risks associated with certain tasks that cannot be controlled in any other way. All risks that might arise from certain work activity must be identified and evaluated beforehand in order to take all necessary precautions. Safety equipment is specifically designed to reduce or prevent most occupational injury