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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to protect people from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with hazardous elements. PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, overalls, gloves, vests, earplugs and respirators.

Ensure you select equipment that:

  • is suitable for the particular circumstance of the task
  • can be used for the particular task within its design limits
  • meets the relevant standard
  • has compatible components, so that the safe function of one component is not adversely affected by, and does not interfere with, another.