Tool Box Talk: Respiratory Protection, Hand Protection, Foot Protection

 

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Respiratory Protection

An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. Learn more about espiratory protection with the OSHA e-tool >>

Breathing clean air is essential to live. Wear an appropriate respirator for the job when exposed to potential contaminants. Protect yourself by:

  • Having a fit test with your respirator prior to use.
  • Check the seal on your equipment every time you put it on.
  • Change the filter as needed.
  • Clean your respirator after use.

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Hand Protection

OSHA regulations state that employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.

Your hands and fingers are an essential part of what you do every day. Protect yourself:

  • Wear the right kind of glove for the job.
  • Make sure your gloves fit snugly.
  • Remove any jewelry that could puncture your gloves.
  • NEVER wear gloves around rotating equipment.

Download our safety poster and handout to distribute at your jobsite at the CAMComp Safety Center >>

Foot Protection

Your feet and toes support you all day long. Make sure your footwear is protective, comfortable and fits well. Protect yourself by wearing:

  • Footwear that meets ANSI standards for compression.
  • Slip and puncture resistant soles.
  • Non-conductive soles for electrical work.
  • Footwear that is in good condition.

More about foot protection with the OSHA regulations document >>

Download our safety poster and handout to distribute at your jobsite at the CAMComp Safety Center >>

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