Underestimating PPE Fit and Size Can Impact Worker Safety

Episode 151

Underestimating PPE Fit and Size Can Impact Worker Safety

The last thing you want PPE to do is create more risk for incidents. That's why size and fit matter when selecting the right gear for the job.

While safety professionals know how to assess the hazards of the job site and appropriately choose PPE that works to protect employees, a lot of times the size and fit of the PPE is not considered. When you do not take into account all the different ways that PPE interacts with the employee, you may be creating more danger than was originally present.

On this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look at a few different kinds of PPE and how size and fit can make all the difference when it comes to not only the safety of the employee, but their longterm health.

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A special thank you to the National Fire Protection Association.

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About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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