How do I choose the right personal protective equipment for the job?

When choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job the selection processes must include consultation with users and their representatives and should also include:

·         a detailed evaluation of the risk and performance requirements for the PPE

·         compatibility of PPE items where more than one type of PPE is required (for example ear muffs with a hard hat)

·         consultation with the supplier to ensure PPE is suitable for the work and workplace conditions, and

·         preference for PPE that complies with the relevant Australian Standard or equivalent standard.

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