The Heavy Cost of Bad PPE Policy

PPEs, from helmets to gloves, are necessary investments when you’re in construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, and other heavy industries. But are people wearing the right gear? What happens when people don’t use PPEs correctly? In this infographic, discover the high cost of bad PPE policy.

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The heavy cost of Bad PPE Policy

$625 billion = Economic impact of fatal and nonfatal injuries. $14 million is spent on injuries related to hearing loss. $48 million is spent on injuries from improper glove use each year.

Why aren’t PPE’s being used?

Workers, on average, constantly wear the correct protection.

Main reasons cited by Workers

  1. Uncomfortable/ poor fit.
  2. Too hot.
  3. Hinder their ability to work more efficiently.
  4. Not enough protective gear.
  5. Not enforced by the employer.
  6. Lack of training on appropriate use.