Although every workplace and job task carries some safety hazards, industrial hazards are often higher risk and have the potential to cause severe injury, extensive property damage, or devastating environmental harm. Good safety practices, then, not only keep workers safe but also help maintain employee, vendor, and client satisfaction. Alvex offers the best safety solutions from the most trustes manufacturers, sourced from all over the world.
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TYPES OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT OFFERED BY ALVEX
Several different pieces of equipment may be necessary for a single worker depending on the job and workplace.
Hardhats or helmets protect workers’ heads from potential falling objects. These items may have different designs, depending on the employee’s preference or job. Some include an interior harness or sweatbands.
Safety goggles keep dangerous foreign objects from getting into a worker’s eyes. For those who must work with infrared radiation, welding, or other bright lights, a welding helmet with a safety shield or welding goggles are a better solution.
Hearing damage can begin with exposure to anything over 120 dB can cause immediate damage. Workers exposed to loud noises in industrial settings should wear some form of hearing protection. Ear plugs and earmuffs come in different ratings, so safety managers should choose accordingly.
Employees exposed to breathing hazards should always wear a mask. Workers should wear respirators if they have constant exposure to harmful fumes.
Safety shoes vary depending on the workers’ needs. Industrial workers should wear steel-toed shoes to prevent foot injury. Employees in jobs where slips are prevalent should wear shoes with anti-slip soles.
Gloves are an essential part of PPE, as they can protect against heat, chemicals, or lacerations—all very common hand injuries. The thickness of the gloves and materials they are made from should offer protection according to job functions.
Safety clothing is generally brightly colored for high visibility. Vests and pants that have reflective tape also fall into this category.