Safety First: Maximizing PPE for Workplace Protection

Safety First: Maximizing PPE for Workplace Protection

Matt Nieszczur
5 minute read

To watch this episode, click here

Although the COVID-19 Pandemic has made the acronym PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) an almost by the minute reference within the media, it’s nothing new. But, it might be something you didn’t pay as much attention to as you do now. Since it can pertain to viruses, most people are likely associating PPE to various masks. PPE, however, comes in many forms including, but not limited to:

  • Hard hats

  • Safety glasses, goggles, and shields

  • Earplugs and earmuffs

  • Masks and respirators

  • Reflective vests

  • Safety harnesses

  • Back braces

  • Fire retardant uniforms

  • Gloves

  • Boots (slip resistant and steel-toed)

  • Full body suits

While this list doesn’t showcase all the PPE you’ll encounter (nor does it represent all the variations of those items, as different jobs have different needs and requirements), it gives a great representation of what PPE stands for in the workplace.

Knowledge Is Power

Have you ever heard the saying, “Knowledge is power?” What if I told you it’s not true? At least not as perceived. While having knowledge can certainly be a great thing, it’s only useful if you do something with it. Therefore, a more detailed saying would be, “Applied knowledge is power.”

The same thing applies to PPE. You can have some, or all of the previously mentioned PPE items in your possession. However, if you don’t use them properly, they’ll do you no good. Using them properly includes using them all of the time. Accidents can happen at any time, which means you have to be ready for anything all the time. I can’t tell how many times I, or someone I was working with, took off PPE to wipe their head of sweat, wipe off the equipment itself, or remove a harness for just a second. It’s that second that management would come over and tell us to put it back on. They aren’t doing it to bust your chops, but because that couple of seconds or minutes is where accidents happen. It’s their job to keep you safe, and the facility accident free. It’s also your job! So next time you’re working, don’t just have PPE with you. Make sure you apply it!

Check Out Our Other Episodes!

Thank you for listening to Warehouse Safety Tips – and have SAFE day!


Information from Warehouse Safety Tips!

If you’re a seasoned Podcast Listener – this podcast is going to be different from most you listen to.  It’s based around exactly what the name implies – Warehouse Safety Tips. And since the people in this industry are busy, we understand that time is money. Because of this, each episode will be as short and to the point as possible. You can find the show notes to each episode, links to information mentioned on the podcast, the social media platforms we’re on, and anything else related to the podcast at WarehouseSafteyTips.com

More About Mighty Line Floor Tape

If you’ve ever been to or worked in a warehouse – you know just how important safety is to both management and staff.  It’s almost impossible to go 10 steps without seeing Safety Tape, Angles, Signs, and/or products.

It’s these items that show us how to be safe and avoid danger in the workplace.  And if you’re looking for the best products to make this happen – look no further than Mighty Line!

Mighty Line Floor Signs / Floor Markings offer the best industrial products out there!

Go to MightyLineTape.com/SafetyTips to request a Sample Pack of their incredible Safety Signs and Floor Markings.

What Makes Mighty Line the Superior Choice in Keeping Your Facility Safe and Productive?

  • Mighty Line Tape is the strongest floor tape on the market, and has a beveled edge that increases durability for industrial brush scrubbers, forklifts, and heavy industrial wheel traffic.

  • Easy installation and removal thanks to Mighty Line’s peel and stick backing. You can apply and reapply it during installation – and it leaves no sticky residue should you need to remove it. This gives you the ability to change workflow areas quickly and easily, without the associated downtime of painting, or using floor markings that leave behind a mess when you remove them.

  • Mighty Line Tape is 7 times thicker than the average Safety Floor Tape!

  • Mighty Line’s Signs and Marking come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If they don’t have what you’re looking for in stock – their Customize It Program allows you to create exactly what you’re looking for.

  • Mighty Line offers a Limited 3-Year Warranty on their Floor Signs and Markings.

  • And last but certainly not least – Mighty Line Products are Patented and PROUDLY Made in the USA!

 

Again – Go to MightyLineTape.com/SafetyTips to request a Sample Pack of their incredible Safety Signs and Floor Markings.

 

 

« Back to Blog