Protect and Ensure Yourself – Wear Your Personal Protective Equipment
- by Fiona V
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Being not able to protect oneself can result into unfortunate things that we don’t want to experience. There are a lot of factors around us that can be a danger to our health and body. Walking down the streets can even be risky if we don’t pay attention to the things that surround us. A construction going on can have objects falling down accidentally and without your attention to where you are walking, you may end up in a bad state. You can even get into an accident when you are driving and you are not paying attention to the slippery road on a cold snow. Now, all of these situations are pointing to one action – lack of attention.
Why do I say lack of attention? What do I even mean by it? I know that you’re a bit confused about all of these things. But mind you that when I say lack of attention, it simply means as it is. Attention is what we should have when we walk down in an alley full of hazards that can put our lives into danger. Without proper attention, you easily get injured and the worst case is that you may end up in the hospital hoping for complete bones. Protecting ourselves shall be our top priority when we are facing thousands of hazards that are waiting for us. And yes, your attention is very important in protecting yourself. You cannot protect yourself when your attention is towards the fast cars racing or even on your cellular phone. Most accidents happen due to lack of attention.
Well, there are things that help us protect ourselves from hazards. These things are called Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Different countries have resolved to use PPE in risky jobs that may result in great danger. Using PPE can ensure safety to those people who are doing the job and risking their lives to earn a living. To acquaint yourself more about the personal protective equipment, let we list down some things that can protect you from threats.
- Safety goggles – this material protects your eyes from possible tiny objects that can damage your eyes, projectiles, chemical splash, radiation, and even gas or vapor.
- Gloves – wearing gloves saves you from abrasions, cuts, extreme temperatures, burns, chemicals, electric shock, and even biological agents.
- Earplugs – this material protects your ears from the noise that machines create.
- Safety helmets – wearing a hard hat can protect you from debris falling, bumping of the head, metal and chemical splash, and extreme climate and temperature.
- Safety boots – even your feet need protection from hot and cold conditions, heavy objects falling, vehicles, and even chemical splash.
- Suits – uniforms were designed for identification and protection of the user. Wearing a suit can protect you from dirt, dust, heat, chemicals, metals, pressure leaks, and even entanglement from your own clothes.
These are the things that are required and mandated by countries to be worn by people when working in order to protect themselves from things that can harm them. Without these things, you are vulnerable to damage, injury, and even death. Always remember that you will lose nothing when you protect yourself and pay attention to what surrounds you.
Being not able to protect oneself can result into unfortunate things that we don’t want to experience. There are a lot of factors around us that can be a danger to our health and body. Walking down the streets can even be risky if we don’t pay attention to the things that surround us. A…