The last line of protection against workplace injuriesJanuary 24, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Providing workers with the right protective gear can greatly reduce workplace injuries or, worse, fatalities. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a last line of protection for workers against hazards; however, it is not enough just to have this equipment. It must be appropriate for the type of work and environment, and it must be used properly and maintained. But before it even ends up in the workplace, PPE should be tested and certified to the applicable standards that meet minimum safety requirements.
CSA Group can help
CSA Group plays a role in this important workplace safety issue. It offers a comprehensive program of standards solutions, testing and certification for PPE. For example, CSA Group published its first protective footwear standard, CSA Z195, in 1970, and that standard has evolved to meet the needs of industry today. In addition to footwear protection, CSA Group’s PPE offerings include services for eye and face protection, hearing protection, industrial head protection, high-visibility safety apparel, respiratory protection, and fall protection for those working at heights.
CSA Group is an expert source for product testing, certification and standards solutions for personal protective equipment. Its expertise ranges from design, performance and proper selection, to the maintenance of many kinds of personal protective equipment.
For more information on standards for Personal Protective Equipment, contact CSA Group.