3 ways Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can increase chemical hazards

June 3, 2019

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As a chemical control measure, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should only be introduced to a workplace after a full risk assessment has been carried out on the hazardous chemicals. A risk assessment will attempt to eliminate a chemical hazard if at all possible, and then only consider PPE controls to support other measures. This blog looks at three key ways that PPE can actually increase (or even create new) chemical hazards if not introduced properly. Items of PPE are usually recommended by Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), Australian Standards, and Codes of Practice.

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