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This article describes the requirements, according to EU legislation and standards for clothing protecting against thermal hazards, including cold, heat and flames. In addition, the protection against rain is also discussed.
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is a particular type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used to protect the individual wearer against inhalation of hazardous substances in the workplace air. This article provides information on definitions,…
In many industrial working environments, for example, mining, power, construction, and forestry, the risk of head injury to workers is constantly present. The most serious risks are physical injuries, which can be as a result of the impact of a falling…
This article provides information for end-users of foot and leg protective wear, as well as for employers and OSH services providers. This article covers definitions, technical and protective requirements as well as provides a brief overview on the…
Employers are obligated to carry out risk assessments to collect all information on risks to health at a workplace. Protective gloves are needed to prevent injuries to the hands and to comply with the hazardprevention hierarchy. If all action in terms of…
Every year, many employees are injured or die in accidents involving moving vehicles or machines within their workplaces because their presence was not signalled appropriately. Many accidents are also caused by insufficient visibility of individuals…
There are six basic types of protective clothing against chemical and microbiological hazards: 1) gas-tight, 2) air-fed non-gas-tight suits, 3) suits against pressurised liquids, 4) suits against sprayed liquids, 5) suits against solid particles, and 6)…
This article provides information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. Special attention is paid to the use of selecting PPE for specific circumstances and various types of work, including technical aspects, ergonomics and…
Hearing protection is used to reduce (attenuate) noise reaching the wearer’s ear, and so reduce the risk of hearing damage from excessive noise. The effectiveness of hearing protection is often limited by personal and workplace factors, and it can reduce…
The most typical eye protection against external factors (e.g. radiation, dusts and droplets), is a natural protective mechanism of a human eye. The thin layer of slightly oily lachrymal fluid produced by the conjunctiva protects the human eye against…