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Personal Protective Equipment

P.P.E.

The ppe can be expensive for companies or institutions and it is possible that some workers may not want to use them. It is therefore advisable that workers representative leadership and the safety committee (if any) agree.

The (PPE) must be provided for the employer and some categories have to be certificated by one of the two unique recognized authorities certifiers by commerce secretary in Argentina: IRAM and UL.

DELIVERY  RECORD OF (PPE)  AND WORKWEAR

Resolution SRT 299/2011 create the (PPE) registry form and workwear, this must be completed by health and  safety responsible, or ART as appropriate, and signed for the worker. 

FOR THE HEAD

  • Safety helmet:When exposed to electrical hazards and shocks
    • Hat or cap: When exposed to moisture or bacteria


EYES AND FACE

  • Safety glasses:When exposed to particle projection in trades such as carpentry or wood carving
    • Monogoggles security:When you have exposure to chemical splash or in the presence of gases, vapors and fumes
    • Safety Mask:Use in jobs that require full face protection as the use of polishing, circular saw or when handling chemicals in large quantities
    • Mask or goggles for eye welding filter:To protect against sparks, particles and radiation projection welding process.

 

FOR BREATHING APPARATUS

  • Disposable mask:When in environments where airborne such as cotton or cement dust and other particles derived polishing particles parts
    • Purifying Respirator (with filter material or cartridges): When in gases, vapors, fumes and mists in their environment. Request filter change when you feel strong odors of gases and vapors.
  • Self-contained Respirators:Where there is imminent danger to life due to lack of oxygen, such as tank cleaning or emergency management for chemical spills.

 

EARS

 

  • Premoldeados:Decrease approximately 27 dB. Allow secure fit in the ear canal.
  • Moldings:Decrease approximately 33 dB. They are made on measured according to the shape of the ear.
  • Cup:They reduce noise approximately 33 dB. They cover the entire ear.

 

FOR HANDS

  • Disposable plastic gloves: Protect against irritants soft.
  • Gloves aluminum material:They are used for handling hot objects.
  • Dielectric Gloves: Isolate the worker contact with hazardous energy.
  • Chemical resistant gloves:Protect your hands against corrosives, acids, oils and solvents. There are different materials: PVC, Neoprene, Nitrile, Butyl, Polyvinyl.

 

FOR THE FEET

  • Plastic boots:When working with chemicals.
  • Safety boots with steel toe caps: When handling loads and when in contact with sharp objects.
  • Shoes with nonslip soles:When exposed to moisture in grooming activities.
  • Safety boots Dielectric:When near electric cables or connections.

 

FOR WORK IN HEIGHTS

For work at a height of 1.8 meters above floor level use full safety harness:
• Helmet with chin strap
• Carabiners and slings
• Lifeline

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