The type of personal protective equipment that is required in each job or process was determined by an assessment of hazards on the job, past accidents, air sampling, chemical information, and noise levels. The area supervisor knows the protective equipment requirements and will insure that proper equipment is provided.
|Safety glasses with side shields are a primary piece of protective equipment. They must be worn at all times by everyone whenever they are in the factory. (Signs are on all doors entering these areas.)|
|Additional eye protection is required for specific processes such as grinding, welding, chemical handling, and gas cutting.|
|There are also basic requirements for the clothing worn in manufacturing areas. Long pants must be worn at all times because of chips, sparks or other hazards. If other protection (such as chemical resistant aprons or sleeves) is necessary, it will be provided and must be worn.|
|Safety shoes are required for all employees working in the factory. Safety shoes must meet the ANSI 75 Standard to provide the protection required and to qualify for the rebate. No sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed in the shop at any time.|
|Hand protection is another important requirement. Gloves specifically designed for hazards on the job such as heat, cold, chemical exposure and cut protection are provided. Gloves must never be worn while operating moving machinery such as drills and other automatic equipment because of the potential of being caught and drawn into the machinery.|
|Jewelry such as rings, must not be worn when operating machinery because of the risk of getting caught in moving equipment.|
|Hearing protection is required for employees working in designated areas where noise levels are above regulatory limits. These areas are clearly posted and hearing protection such as earplugs or muffs must be worn. Employees may wear hearing protection outside of posted areas without restriction as long as it doesn't interfere with normal communicating needs.|
|Respiratory protection is also required for specific processes such as painting and welding. Medical testing and specific training and fit testing for proper use and limitations are necessary when respirators are required. If an employee wishes to use a dust mask outside of an area where they are required on a temporary basis, the mask will be provided without the need for specific testing.|
Personal Protective Equipment is provided through a Sundyne supervisor and must be worn if required.