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SHEQ FOUNDATION BODY SAFETY PPE

SHEQ FOUNDATION BODY SAFETY PPE

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  • 1. BODY SAFETY
  • 2. INTRODUCTION Why is Body Protection Important?y y p • The skin acts as a natural barrier to the elements • Chemicals can break down the skin barrier and allowChemicals can break down the skin barrier and allow secondary infections to manifest Body Protection • Body protection may be required in various situationsy p y q including dusty environments or when spraying liquid pesticides or handling dangerous chemicals. The hazard to be controlled will determine the type of protection that is most appropriate, for example, an apron coveralls or a full rain suitapron, coveralls or a full rain suit
  • 3. HAZARDS Body protection should be worn when there Is a possibility of bodily injury from hazards while performing their jobs. Workplace hazards include the following: • Intense heat • Splashes of hot metals and other hot liquids • Impacts from tools, machinery and materials • Cuts • Hazardous chemicals • Contact with potentially infectious materials, like blood • Radiant energy (ultraviolet, visible, infrared)gy ( ) • Motor vehicle traffic
  • 4. TYPES OF BODY PPE 1 Protective clothing needs to be provided only for the specific t f th b d th t d t th h d D diparts of the body that are exposed to the hazard. Depending on the hazards of the workplace one or more of the following may need to be provided: • Vests • Jackets • Aprons • Coveralls • Sleeve protectors • Surgical gowns • Full body suits
  • 5. TYPES OF BODY PPE 2 Types of Body PPE • Insulated Coats and Pants – Fire resistant – Heat resistant – Cold resistant • Sleeves and Aprons – Work well when pouring or manipulating chemical to reduce splash Make sure the sleeves and aprons are appropriate for the• Make sure the sleeves and aprons are appropriate for the chemical • CoverallsCoveralls – Tyvek use for particulate filtering such as asbestos – Chemical rated • Full body suit – Hazardous materials handling
  • 6. BODY PROTECTION TYPES Protective clothing comes in a variety of materials, each effective against particular hazards such as:against particular hazards, such as: • Paper-like fiber used for disposable suits provide protection against dust and splashes. • Treated wool and cotton adapts well to changing temperatures, is comfortable, and fire-resistant and protects against dust, abrasions and rough and irritating surfaces.and rough and irritating surfaces. • Duck is a closely woven cotton fabric that protects against cuts and bruises when handling heavy, sharp or rough materials. • Leather is often used to protect against dry heat and flames. • Rubber, rubberized fabrics, neoprene and plastics protect against certain chemicals and physical hazards. When chemical oragainst certain chemicals and physical hazards. When chemical or physical hazards are present, check with the clothing manufacturer to ensure that the material selected will provide protection against the specific hazardthe specific hazard.
  • 7. FACTORS TO CONSIDER The final selection of body protection clothing is often based on properties or characteristics of the fabric. These other factors include (1) resistance to chemicals; (2) resistance to abrasion; (3) ability to resist build-up of static charge; (4) ability to act as a barrier to liquids and soils encountered at the workplace; (5) worker comfort i.e. fit, feel, warmth, coolness (6) degree of use i.e. continuous, intermittent; and (7) frequency of washing and cleaning required to maintain clothing performance.
  • 8. CONCLUSION Consequences of exposing skin or body can includeConsequences of exposing skin or body can include Skin cancer , Cuts, Abrasions, Sunburn, Insects bites Etc USE BODY PROTECTION TO STAY SAFE
  • 9. ORGAN SAFETY