In the age of Covid-19, respiratory protection has skyrocketed since 2020. But even then, employers are still having difficulty with employees who lack personal protection equipment (PPE). So what can you do as an employer to heighten the awareness and education of ensuring every employee has PPE or is utilizing PPE correctly?
First Steps in Respiratory Protection
Before you can go out and have your employees wear PPE, you need to ensure first that they are medically cleared to wear such gear. This is as simple as them going to a doctor and discussing with their healthcare professional which types of PPE they will be wearing throughout their workday and making sure they are good to wear said PPE. PPE can be restricting on some people which can cause health issues in the long run.
Proper Respiratory Protection Education
The next thing after your employees get medically cleared for PPE is to train them on how to wear the equipment and how to properly maintain the PPE. PPE such as N95s or a half-face with cartridges is not easily learned right away which is where the training portion comes in and you can teach your employees how to properly wear their PPE to maintain safety for them and the company.
A Written Plan
The next and final step here, in regards to respiratory protection, is making sure you have a written plan on handling the PPE and handling any chemicals or hazardous material that your employees will be working with while wearing the PPE.
Getting The Right Help
Understanding PPE and creating a written plan for your employees can be time-consuming if not done properly. SafT Integration can step in and help you get the job done right the first time around. Give us a call or check out our website for more information.