What May Surprise You About PPE & Construction Safety

The best construction safety protocol is to eliminate hazards. The second-best safety practice is to minimize risks. The most common injuries on construction jobsites are:

  1. Falls
  2. Struck-by
  3. Electrocution
  4. Noise
  5. Airborne contaminants

Creating a strong safety culture and awareness is a construction leadership responsibility. Providing the safety equipment construction workers need is more than a responsibility; it’s a moral and legal obligation. What you don’t want to do is spend thousands on personal protective equipment that isn’t effective.

PPEs for Construction Safety

Superior Gloves says when you view the hierarchy of safety controls, PPEs are the last line of defense:

  1. Elimination – Remove the hazard
  2. Substitution – Replace the hazard
  3. Engineering – Isolate the hazard
  4. Administrative – Change work processes
  5. PPEs – Provide personal protection gear

PPEs are an investment. If you want the best at affordable prices, internet research will go a long way to provide the information you need before you buy. Every size construction company should have these PPEs available in more-than-we-need quantities:

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