The first line of defense is to eliminate accident causing situations atthe workplace by effective engineering control measures. ThePersonnel Protective Equipment is a second line of defense for employee protection.PPE does not and cannot eliminate hazards at work. As a barrier between the hazard and worker, PPE can help eliminate the injury or reduce its severity.PPE should confirm to applicable IS standards or codes of practicesand good engineering practices.
The principal requirements of PPE are:
To safeguard a person from the identified hazard to which he isexposed.
To afford reasonable comfort.
To permit natural movement to the user to have efficient jobperformance.
Should be easy for cleaning and maintenance.