PPE Suits are protective clothing, protective footwear, or any other garments or equipment specifically designed to prevent bodily injury or damage to the wearer’s physical body. The main threats addressed by personal protective equipment are thermal, chemical, and physical hazards.
Wearing PPE Protective Clothing helps you prevent injury from thermal sources, such as fire. PPE can also reduce the risk of burns that may be caused by electric fires. This is important because fire can spread quickly, thus, protecting your body from the effects of a fire that could harm you instantly.
In most circumstances, chemical protection is important for those working with toxic or hazardous materials. Body Protection Suits available at Safe Kitz are made up of special fabrics that absorb the harmful effects of dangerous chemical agents. These include those that are hazardous to the skin, eyes, and respiratory systems.
If you work in or around water, protective body suits also protects you from water-borne hazards. PPE shoes protect your feet, ankles, and knees from injuries due to falling into puddles. They also help you walk and run with confidence, avoiding accidents and falls. PPE footwear also minimizes abrasions from abrasive water and protect your feet from burns from chemical spills.
When it comes to airborne hazards, PPE clothing available at Safe Kitz not only keeps you safe in water and in the air, but also gives you protection against biological hazards as well. PPE covers your entire body, including your head, arms, legs, torso, arms, hands, and feet. This includes items like respirators and masks, which you need to wear if you’re working with biological hazards.
BODY PROTECTIVE SUITS
PPE clothing works closely with safety equipment, such as biological hazard suits or HEPA gear, to prevent your exposure to hazardous substances and chemicals. Our biohazard suits provide the wearer with full protection from inhaling toxins and breathing in small particles or aerosols. Biohazards are anything that is harmful to your health, including: chemicals; biological weapons; biological aerosols and spores; radioactive materials; radon emissions; and radiation.
PPE clothes and safety gear also offer you protection from the negative effects of chemical fumes, vapors, and gases, especially in the case of chemical fumes and vapors from fires. These include: breathing masks to prevent inhalation of chemicals or vapors; special gloves and gowns to protect your eyes and face; and HEPA filters to reduce the risk of exposure to bacteria. and dust and debris. These respirators also help protect against dust and debris from being inhaled. when you’re cleaning up after a spill or fire.
Designed To Protect You
Our full-body protective suits have been designed to protect the human body from hazardous exposure to toxic materials by absorbing most of the harmful effects of hazardous chemicals, such as radiation, aerosols, solvents, and heavy metals. These suits include both sleeves and body covering. Most full-body protective clothing also include protection against abrasion, puncture and burn injuries, chemicals and biological hazards. Because these suits can be very expensive, they are typically worn only by professionals such as doctors, engineers, construction workers and scientists.
What is PPE?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consists of safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, hazmat suits, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear, safety harnesses, earplugs, ear defenders, PPE suits, and respiratory protective equipment (RPE). In most situations, disposable PPE may be provided, e.g., single-use coveralls. Employers have responsibilities concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment at work.
Why is PPE necessary?
PPE is essential because some workplace environments contain serious dangers, especially industrial sites and factories. Even with appropriately trained staff and sensible working practices in place, sudden mishaps, equipment failure, or even just a moment’s inattentiveness can all lead to severe injuries. Common hazards include heavy objects falling onto hands and feet, corrosive liquids being splashed, or objects being ejected after falling and striking employees. Other dangers may be less intense but potentially just as severe in the long term –such as air contaminants. Modern, carefully designed PPE significantly reduces the chances of injury and can make all the difference between a situation in which a worker walks away from an accident and one in which he or she does not.
PPE Guide For Workplaces
The PPE duties for employers are:
- To carry out a risk evaluation of the workplaces and work activities they are responsible for and through the implementation of the risk assessment findings, remove or, as far as is reasonably practicable, reduce the risk of the identified hazards causing harm to workers or others who may be present in the workplace;
- Provide PPE where other means fail to reduce the risk presented by hazards in the workplace to an acceptable level;
- Assess to identify the most appropriate types of PPE for use in the workplace.
PPE duties for employees are:
- Correctly use any PPE provided as directed and by following any training, instructions, or information they have received.
- Return PPE to its storage place after use unless agreed otherwise with the employer.
- Take care of PPE.
- Report defected or lost equipment as soon as they become aware of them.
Types Of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
There are various PPE types available, intended both for general, daily use, and in specialized environments. For example, PPE clothing includes safety helmets, safety jackets, specialist thermal and waterproof clothing – and general workwear like high vis jackets and reinforced footwear.
The different types of PPE include:
- Head and scalp protection.
- Respiratory protection.
- Eye protection.
- Hearing protection.
- Hand and arm protection.
- Foot and leg protection.
- Body protection.
- Height and access protection.
How should PPE be used?
- Respirators and breathing masks should be secured at the back of the head first and then positioned on the face, ensuring a close-fitting.
- Gloves should be extended into position, ensuring that the wrist is not left exposed.
- Safety glasses and visors should be placed over the eyes first and then secured at the back of the head.
How to safely take off PPE?
- Respirators and breathing masks should be untied at the back then peeled off away from the face to avoid contact between the face and the device’s front.
- Gloves: the first should be peeled off away from the body, gripping the palm area and pulling. Remove the second glove by inserting a finger beneath the edge across your wrist and pushing forward.
- Remove safety glasses and visors by untying or unlatching them back and pushing forward, away from your face.
When to replace a PPE?
Usually, manufacturers provide information about how to identify a PPE’s “end of life.” This is typically based on a specific date or maximum service time. When a particular piece of PPE is involved in an accident, it needs to be replaced. Or if a PPE does not pass inspection, then you must replace it.
How to dispose of PPE correctly?
Disposable PPE becomes contaminated after some time of use. Dispose of it in designated and properly sealed waste containers.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is legally defined as all equipment (including clothing
affording protection against the weather) which is worn or held by a person at work and protects the user against one or more risks to their health or safety. If you are looking for PPE protective clothing, you can check out SafeKitz’s collection of colorful and classy safety jackets and suits.