Employers should make sure employees using PPE are made aware as to why it is needed, when to use it, how it can be replaced and who to report it to if the PPE is damaged.
Employers should train and instruct employees on how to use PPE properly and make sure they are doing this. Managers and supervisors should be included in the training to ensure they know how to use PPE correctly.
It is important that users wear PPE all the time they are exposed to the risk. Employers should never allow exemptions for those jobs which take “just a few minutes”.
Employers should regularly check that PPE is being used.
Safety signs can be a useful reminder that PPE is required. Make sure that employees understand these signs, what they mean and where they can get PPE for visitors and contractors.