Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

The importance of Workwear in the Workplace

Safety equipment should provide effective protection and be selected according to workplace standards.

No matter how hard the work is, if personal protection is required, it must be worn to protect workers from work-related injuries and accidents. Protective equipment reduces the risks to acceptable levels, so it is important that the users know how to use the equipment properly: why and when they need them, how to wear and remove them, and what are its limitations.

Even when employers provide high safety levels for their workers, risks may still remain. Close contact with chemical substances such as acids, ultra violet, and extreme temperatures can cause skin diseases such as irritation, burns or even skin cancer. Also unadjusted outfits and inappropriate boots may lead to bodily damage such as broken bones or sprained wrist and ankles, so it is important that the clothing fits properly. It must be lightweight, fully breathable, and made of natural fibres. All workwear and protective clothing below comes in all shapes, materials, sizes and weights. They can be found at Engelbert Strauss.

Hand protectors

Chemical or liquid proof gloves, latex rubber-, and coated or cut-resistant gloves can prevent workers from temperature extremes, chemical splashes and cuts. They should be heat and chemical resistant, lightweight and comply with quality requirements.

Eye and face protectors

Goggles, glasses, full-face visors, and respirators prevent soil, dust, fumes, and biological agents from entering the eyes and lungs, and causing painful damage, breathing difficulty or even permanent blinding. Here you can read more about European standards for respirators.

Hearing protectors

Earmuffs, earplugs, and protector cups minimise acoustic shock and industrial noise. Earlier we wrote about Lord Hunt, Minister for health and safety, who spoke about the symptoms of close exposure to sharp noises, which includes ear pain, dizziness, nausea