Employers and employees know that wearing the proper protective equipment can prevent workplace accidents. But too often employees fail to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), sometimes with disastrous consequences.
Kimberly-Clark Professional, a purveyor of PPE, recently surveyed attendees at the National Safety Council Congress and unearthed some disturbing facts:
- 85% of safety professionals said that many employees ignore company protective-equipment policies.
- 66% said equipment compliance was an issue within their company.
- 40% described the issue as a major concern they were attempting to correct.
More than half said employees don’t use PPE because it’s uncomfortable or fits poorly. Another reason cited as to why employees don’t wear safety gear: a sense of invulnerability, or the unrealistic belief that “accidents won’t happen to me.”
BWC addresses the issues
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Com...(register to read more)