Personal Protection Equipment.
In today’s hectic life, technology plays an important role in our life. Mankind employs technology to escalade and improve their work. Unfortunately sometimes technology could do just the opposite. Technology changed most of the equipment, tools and our environment in workplace, home and etc.
If we use technology in an incautious way it could harm our life that such matter could not be retrieval, people spend most their time at workplace and a higher percentage of the people gets injured or infected with their tools and equipment. Such injuries or infections could be a result of many circumstances but mainly this matter is because of irresponsibility of design and manufacturing in equipment and devices or result of misusing them. According to The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry in 2013 was reported as 3,007,300 and the total fatality at the same year was 4,585.
As a designer I realized that there is a wide range of improvement needs in this field.
“Making a living shouldn’t have to cost your life. Workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are preventable”. Dr. David Michaels
What is personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Personal protective equipment (PPE) define as protective clothing, equipment or tool’s safety designed to protect the user’s body from injuries or infections. The hazards that could be eliminated by protective equipment includes biohazards, electrical, chemicals, heat, physical, and airborne particles.
Why personal protective equipment is important?
Workplace safety is important because it helps prevent deaths, injuries, financial losses, property damage, increases worker productivity, enhances product or service quality and promotes good public relations.