Technician Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 12, 2017

Technicians encounter multiple hazards when running wires and installing security devices. Wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, helps protect against these hazards and mitigate the chance and severity of injuries. Enforcing a strict PPE policy helps lessen worker's compensation liability for employers and limits time lost to on-the-job injuries. In this guide, we examine PPE devices usage, including

  • Codes and standards
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Head protection
  • Breathing protection
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • PPE policies

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Codes *** *********

**** ********* **** ***** *** ********* **** ******** ********* ******. Local *********** ****** ** ******* ** * ******* ******** ** be ********. ** *** ******* ** ******** **** ********** *********, common ***** *** ******* ****** ** **** *****.

*** *******, ** *** ****** ******, *** ************ ****** *** Health ************** (****) ******* *** ******* ** ********* ******, ********* *** *** of ***. *** ***** *** ********* ****** ** ********** **********. Many ******** *** ***** *********** **** ******* ********. ********* ****** always ****** **** **** ****** ** ***** *********** ** * minimum ** ***** ** ***** ******** *** ** ********* ********, fines, *** ********.

** *** **, *** **** ****** ********* ********* ****** **** *** ****. *** **** ** *** **** ********* *** ******** *** standards *** *** ************ ********, ********* ******** *********** ******* ** construction *****, ******:**.

Eye **********

*** ********** ******** ******* *******, ******, ** *********, *** *****. Ordinary ********** *** **** ******* ******* ***** *** ** *********, while ************ ********** ******* ******* ******, *** ****** ******* *** designed ** ******* ******* *** *******. ** *** **, *** protection **** **** ** ********** ***.**********. ****** ******* **** *** ********* **** **** ******** *** marked **** *** ** ***+, ***** **** *** ****** * followed ** * ****** ** ******** *** ***** ** ** protection. ******* **** *** *** ****** ** ***** ***.* ********* may *** ** *** ***** ** ********** **** ******** **********.

****** ******* *** ******** *********** ****** ****** ** *******-*********, ** the **** ****** *** ****** **** ********* ** ****** ******. Scratches **** ****** ****** ****** ** ******** **** ***** *** optical ******* ** *** *******, ****** ** ********* ** *** clearly. **** *********** ****** ****** ******* **** **** *** *******, as **** **** ** *** ** ** **** *******.

** ***** ** ** ********* **** ****** ******, ****** ******* with **** ********** *** ***********. ******** ******* ***** *** ******* to *** ***** ** *** **** ******* ***** ***** ** uncomfortable.

****** ***** ****** **** ** * ******* ** ****** *** tints. *******, ** ****** ** ***** **** *** ***** ** companies *** ******** ****** ******, ******** **** *** ********* ** rated *** **** ***.

****** **** ***** ******* *******:

  • ******/***** ****** ******* ********** *** ***** **********, *** *** **** for ************ **** **** ******** **** ** ********* *** ***********.
  • **** ****** ******* ***** **** ******** *** *** **** *** bright ************
  • ***** *** **** ****** ****** ****** ** **** ***** ** grey ******, *** ******* ********, ** *** **** **** *** have ** ****** ******* **** ********* **** ****** ** ******* work.
  • ***** ****** ***** *** **** ** ******** ****** ********** *** are **** *** ******* ******* *** **** ** ************* ***********-**** ******.

*********** *** **** ************ ******* *** **** *** (**** *** glasses) ***** ****** *******. ***** ******** *******, *** *** **** ordinary ****** ********** *******, ***** ** *** ***** ****** **********. Custom **** ************ ****** ******* *** **** *********, ***** ****** technicians ** ****** **** ***** ******** ******* ** ******* **** allow **** ** *** ***** ***** ******** *** *** ******** of ******** ****** *******. **** *********** ****** ***** *** ***-*** use, ***** *********** *** ****** *** ******* ********** *** ********** prefer *** *******.

****-***, ******* ********* ****** ******* *** ***** ~$** ***. ****** brands ******* **, ****é, ******* ******, ******, *******, ****, *** SAS ****** ****.

*** ****** ******* **** ****-******* ******* *** ***** ~$**. ****** brands ******* **, ****, ******* ******, *** *********.

************ ****** ******* **** ****-******* *** ****-*** ******* *** ***** ~$200 *** *** ** ****** ******* **** ******** **** ** RXSafety *** **********.

Hearing **********

**** ********** **** **** **** ** ***** ******* ******. ** a ****** **** ***** ** ** ***** **** *-* **** away, *** ********** ***** ***** ** **** ****. * ******* metal ******* *****, *** *******, ** **+**.

******* **** *********** **** ******* ******* ********** ***********, ***** ******* power *****, **** ***** ****** ********** *** *****. ***** *** compressed *** **** ******** **** *** ***. **** **** ****** to **** *** ****** *** *****. ***** *** ** ************* when **** *** ** ****** ***, *** **** *********** **** wear *** ********** **** *********. *********** *** **********, **** ** earmuff ***** ********** **** ****** ** **** *** **** ** clip **** * **** ***, ****** ** ******* **** *** technician **** ** ******* ** ***** **** **** *** ** entire * **** *****.

******* ********** ******* *** ****** ************ *** ******** **** ********* as **** ** ******** ******* *****. *********, ***** ***** ******* protection, ***** **** ****** ***** *** ********* ** *** ******* around ****. **** *********** *** * ***** ******, **** *** technician ******* ***** ** ******** * ****, *** * ****** looking *** *** ******, ***** ** **** *** ***** ********** by ****** * **** ** ***** ******** ** ****.

********** ******** *** ***** ~$** *** * *** ** ***. Common ****** ******* **, *****, *********, ****** ******, *** ******.

******** ***** ******** *** ***** ~$**. ****** ****** ******* **, Howard ******, *********, *** ******.

Head **********

*******, **** ***** ** **** ****, ***** *******, ******, *** penetration **********. **** **** ****** ** **** *** **** ***** is * **** ** ******* *******. **** ****** ** **** on *** *** **** ***** ***** ** * **** ** a ********** ******* ***** ***** **** * *** *******, **** as *******, *****, ********, ** ***********. **** ********** *** ********** sites ******* *** ********, *******, *** ********* **** **** **********. Technicians ****** **** **** **** ********** **** ***** ******** **** ********.

** *** **,***.* ******* **** *** *********. ******** *********** ******* ** *** ***** **** ******* **** hats ****** ****** *** **** ** ***** ** ***** * (for *******), ** *******. **** *** ***** **** **** ******* hazards ******* ******* **** ***** * (**********) ****** ** ****.

******** **** **** *** **** **** ** ******* *****, ***** keep *** **** ****** ****** *** ******. **** **** **** include ***** **** ***** ***** ** ***** ****** ** ***** accessories. **** **** ***** **** **** ******* *** ****'* **** and **** **** *** *** *** *** ******* *** *********** that ****** **** ********. **** **** **** **** ** *** come **** *****. *** ********** ***** **** ** ****** ********* on *** ******** ***** ** *** ****.

****** *** ******** **** ****, **** *** ******* *****, *** often ~$**. **** **** **** **** *** ***** ~$**. **** hats *** ********* **** ******* ** ****** ******, ***** *** cost ~$** ** ****. ****** ****** ******* ******* ******, *********, and ***.

Breathing **********

**** *****, ********* ****** ******** *****, *** ******** ** ****** non ***** ************ **** ** ****, *****, ******, ****, *** dander. ***** ***** *** ********* **** ** ***** *** *** disposable, ******** ** ** **** *** ***** ******* ** ****. They **** * ****** ***** *** *** ******* ****** *** face. ***** *** **** *** ********** * ****** **** **** can ***** ****, **** ** ******** *****, ******* * ****, or ******* ***** ** * ***** *****. **** *** ***** ~$10 *** *** * *** ** **.

*** *********** ******** **** *****, *** **** *** ****** ******* of ***. **** ****** * ***** **** ****** *** **** and ****** **% ** *********. **** *** **** *** ******* in * ***** *********** *** ** ******** ****** ** ****, such ** ******* ***** ******* ** ********** *****. *** ***** are ***** ~$** *** * *** ** **.

*** ********** ***** *** **** ********* **** ******, ***** ***** respired ***. **** ******** ******* *** ***********. ****** *********** *** much **** *********** ** *** ** *** ****. **** *** often ~$** *** * *** ** **.

**** ***** *** **** ** ********* ** *** *********** ** filtering *** *** ******* **** *********** **** ********* ** ** average ************, *** *** ************* *******. *******, *** ***** *** significantly **** *********** **** **** *****, ****** *********** **** ****** to *** ****. *** **** ********* ********** ********* ** *** one **** **** **** *********. *********, **** ********** ****** ** spend *** ***** ***** ** *** *****, **** ** ******* valves.

****** ****** ******* **, *********, *** ******* ******.

*****

***** ****** ** **** *******, ******* ***** *** **** *******, and **** ****** ***** ******** ** ******* ******** *** ********** insulation. ** *** **,**** ************ ******* ********* *** *****, ********* **** **********, ******** **********, and ********** **********. ***** *** ***** **** ** *** ****** with **** ******** ****** ********* ** ******* ****** ** *** wearer.

**** ******** *** **** ******** *** **** ****** *** ***********, and ******* *** ***** ***** *** **** ******* ** ******** these. ***** ****** ****** ********** *********** *** ***-*** ****. **** ****** ******* **** ******* and **** ********** ** ******* **** ********. ****-**** ******* *** available, *** ****** ** ******* **********, ******** *** **** ******* begins ** **** ****.

**** *********** ****** ***** **** *****, *** ***** *** ** quite *****. ******** *** ****** ***** *** ********** ** *** available *** *****, ***** **** *** ****** **** **** *******. Lightweight ***** **** ******* *** ******** **** ****, *** *********** boots **** ***** **** ********** *** ***** ******* *** ** expensive.

****** *** ***** **** ******. ****** ****** ******* *** ****, Timberlands, ***********, *** *** ******.*** *** ********** ** ******** ***** ****.

******

****** *** **** ** ******* **** *** ********, ******* **** strength, ******* **** ********, *** ******* ******* ****. ******* ** can ** ********* ** ****** ***** ** *** **** ***** while ******* ******, **** *********** ****** ** **** *********'* ******, which **** *** **** ** *** ***** *** *** ** two ******* *** ***. ****** *** ******** *********** ****** **** padding ** *** **** *** ****** *** ******** *** **** protection.

******* ********* *** ****** ****** ******* ******* ********* *** ******** handlers, *** ************ ******* ** ******** ***********.

****** *** ***** ~$**. ****** ****** ******* ********, *****, *** Duluth.

PPE ********

*** ********* *** *** ******* ** ******* ****** ** **** aware ** **** ***** ******* *** *** *** ** ******** them. ** ** *** ************** ** ********** ** ****** **** every ******** ***** *** *********** *** ******* ** ********** ******** technology ********.

*** ***** *** *********** ********** ****** ** ****** *** ** dress *** *** *** *** *** ** *** ****** ** a ***-****, ** **** *** *** ** ***** ** *** dangers ********. *********** *** ******** ****** ******* *** ****** ******** they *******, **** **** **** **** *********. *** ********* ****** be ******** ** ********* ****** ************.

**** ******** ** ** **** * ******* *** ******. **** a ****** ******** **** ********** ********* ****** ******** *** **** installation ********* ***** ********* *** ********* ******** *** ******'* ************ claims. **** ******* ********* ***** ** **** ********** ****** * workplace ****** *******, *** ******** ***** **** ********* ********* ** well.

Comments (13)

** ** **********, * *** ******** **** *** ** ****** sure ** ** ******** ****.

** ****** *****, *** ******* ********** ** *** ** ***** earplugs *** *** ** ***** ****** ******* ** * ******** struggle.

***** ***** ******, ********* ****** ********* ****** ********* *** ********** on *** ***** ****.

** * ****** **** ********* ******** **** ***** *** ******* their ******* **** ******* ** *** ** ***** *** ** around ***** **** ******* ** **** ***** ****, *** ********* company *** ****** ** ***** *** ***** *** ***** **** the ******* *** *** ******** (**********) ** *** *****.

* *****. ***** **** ** **** ***... ***** **** *** hurt. **** **** **** **.

****'* **** *** *'* * *** ** ******* **** *** their *** *** *** *********** **** ******* ** ********* *** type *** *** ***** *******. ********* ***** * ********* *****, and ******* **** ****** ***** ******** ***** ****'** **** ****** to **** **.

** ****** *********, **** *** ** ***********. **'* ******* ** buy ** ****, *** **'* ****** ** ******* * ****** policy. *****, ***** **** ** ******** *** ***** ******* ** change * *** ***** ** *** ***** ** ***** ** the **** *** **** **** ******* ******** **** *** *********** the **** ********** ** ********.

* *****, ** *** ***'* **** ** * **** **** slowly **** ***** *** *** **** ****** ***** ********** ***** safety ***** (*** ***'* ******** * ******!) **'* *** ******* here, ** **** ** **** ***-*********** *** **** ** **** PPE *** **** ** **** ******* **** **** ****** *** of *****.

** *** **** **** ***** *** ******* ** *** ***** printed ** ****** *****, ******, *******. * ******'* **** **** uniforms, *** ***** ** * ****** ***** *** ***** ****** to ****** ******** ******* ******* ****.

*** ***** *** *** **** **, ** **** **** ** use ***** *** ** *** ** **** ** ****** **** we ******* ****. ********** ********* (**** ****) ********. *** **** truck ***** ****** ***** *-* ******, ******** **** *** ***** at ***** **** * ****.

* ***** ****** ********* *** * *** ********* ** * good *** ******* **** *** ******* ** ******* **** * man-lift (***), ** *** ****, ** ** * ******. * good ****** ******* ** * ****.

****** *** ****** ***, * **** ****** ********* ******* ** key **** **** ********. *** *** ***** ****** ***'* **** the *** ***** ***** ** ** ********, ** **** ** personal **** **** ***** ********. ******, ****** ********* ****** ******* identifying ******* ** *** *********, *** **** ** ******** **** they ***** ** ********** **** ***** ***** ** ********. **** them ******** ******* ** ***, ***-** *** ** ** *** my **********, **** ****.

* **** **** **** ** **** ** *** *** ******** around ****. ****** ****** ** ** ****.

* ***** *** * ****-*** ****. **'* ******** ** **** jobsites *** * **** *** ******* *'* ******* ** ** area ***** ***** *** ** ******* *******.

* **** *** *** ** ******** *** ***** *** "******** going ** ****** ** ** ", *** *** ** ***** is * ***** ***** ** ******* ***** ** ******* *** vison. **** *** **** ** *** ** *** ***, *** are ****** *** **** ** **** **** ***. =)

****** ******* **** ****** **** * **** *** **, ** one **** ******** ** ***** **** **** ******** *** **** glasses. *** **** ** *** *** ****** * **, * hardly **** *********. ** ***** **** **** *** ****** ******* are **** ********** ** ************ *******, *** ** ****. **** gaps *** ****** ***** ****** ***** ****** *** **.

**** ** *** **** * ****** *** ** **** ****** Glasses, *** * ***** *'* ***** ********* ** **. **** are ******** **, **** *** *** **** **** ************ *******, no **********, *** ** **** ***** ***** ** **** **** difficult ** ***.

***** **** ****, **** *** **** ********* ** ** **** thread, ******* *********** **** * ****** *** ** *** ** what **** **** **** * **** ***. ** ******** ******** was ******* ******** **** ***** ****** ***** (** *** **** in *** ****** ******), *** ***** **** *** **** *** place. * ***** *** **** *** **** *** ** *********** in *****, *** *** **** * **** ** **** ***** ones. ******* ** ********** *** *************, *** *** *** ******* got ********, * ***** **** **** ***** ****** ************* ***** safety *****. * ***'* ********** **** ***** *** ******, *** I **** ** ** *********** **** *'* ******* ***** ****** all ***.

*** *** **** *** ************ ****** *******? **** **** *** perfectly. ** * ******* ****** ****** * ********** ******* ***** you're ****** ****, *** **'* ***** * ****** *** ****** for *** ******* ****.

*'** **** ** ****** ******* ** *** ****, ********** **** I ****** ** ******* *****.

**** ********* **** **** ********* **** ******* ** *** ***** wear **** **** ******* ******* **** **** ********* *****:

** ******* ***** *** ******** **** $***-$***. **** ****** ** afford *** ****, *** ***** ******* *** ******.

** ******* ******** ****** **** **** *** *** ****, *** I'm ******* *** *** ****** ** **** **** ***** ** something **** ****.

* *** ** *** **** **** ***** ******* *** *** happy **** ****.

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* ******* ******* *** ** ******, *** ***'* ** ******. $400 ** * ***** *** ******* **** * ****** *** or *** ********* ***'** **** *** *** **** ** **** life ** *** **** ***.

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