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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 that industry are busy – we know time is money, so each episode will be as short and to the point as possible.
And now that all that is out of the way – let’s get to the Podcast!
Although the COVID-19 Pandemic has made the acronym PPE (Which stands for 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.
As it pertains to viruses – most people are likely associating PPE to various masks. But PPE comes in many forms – including, but not limited to:
Safety Glasses / Goggles / Shields
Ear Plugs / Muffs
Masks and Respirators
Fire Retardant Uniforms
Boots (Slip Resistant and/or Steel Toed)
Full Body Suits
As mentioned – this list doesn’t showcase all the PPE you’ll encounter. Nor does it represent all the variations of those items. Different jobs have different needs and requirements.
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Now back to the Podcast…
Have you ever heard the saying, “Knowledge Is Power”?
What if I told you it’s not true? At least not as perceived. Yes HAVING knowledge is certainly a great thing – but ONLY if you do something with it. Therefor a more detailed saying would probably 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 – but if you don’t use them properly, they’ll do you no good.
And using them properly includes using them all 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 it off (As in dirty Safety Glasses), and/or remove a harness for just a second. It’s that second 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. And 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 have APPLIED PPE!
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Thank you for listening to Warehouse Safety Tips – and have a SAFE day!