Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is protective clothing, glasses, hard hats, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, bio hazards, and airborne pathogens. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related safety purposes, as well as for sports or recreational activities.
The purpose of PPE is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and admin controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present. PPE has a serious limitation that it does not eliminate the hazard at the source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the PPE were to fail.
Mid-Atlantic Safety & Supplies offers a broad range of affordable PPE for job site use from a wide range of reputable manufacturers. All of our PPE meets and or exceeds OSHA/ANSI safety standards.