What PPE in Industry should be like
Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is any device that a worker will wear or have at his disposal, which will serve to protect him against one or more risks that may threaten both his health and safety.
When we select the elements that will form part of our PPE, we want to ensure that it is as effective as possible, so the most advisable option would be to choose single-use elements. Disposable PPE is the ideal option when working conditions require certain safety and hygiene conditions to be respected.
What to include in our Industrial PPE
The disposable garments and complements that must be included in our single-use Industrial PPE must be the following:
- Disposable mask. In industry, it is necessary to have equipment that protects the respiratory tract. For this reason, single-use masks are an ideal option, as they protect against solid and liquid particles suspended in the air and against chemical splashes.
- Disposable shoe covers. They protect the worker from bacteria that may adhere to shoes or feet after stepping on the surface.
- Disposable gloves. Contact with chemical agents and cleaning products can be harmful to the skin, which is why the use of single-use gloves is essential, as they prevent bacterial contamination and the contact of products with the hands.
- Disposable coveralls. Single-use coveralls are especially recommended when carrying out painting operations with spray guns, as they prevent the mists produced from coming into contact with any part of the body.
Disposable PPE, as their name suggests, are for single use only. Thanks to this, they are a very economical option, as they do not need to be washed or sterilised, which saves both money and energy. In addition, they are 100% recyclable when disposed of in the appropriate container.
However, it is important to remember that they should only be used once, otherwise they could damage the integrity of the product and minimise the functions for which they have been manufactured.