The acronym PPE (which stands for Personal Protective Equipment) has been in the news more than ever this year. In some cases, using PPE has even been viewed as a political stance. However, PPE is more than just a way to prevent exposure to disease, and it’s more than just a requirement for medical or construction professions. Even simple, common tasks that are done around the home are made much safer with PPE.
If you’re handling pesticides, it might be a good idea to wear gloves and safety glasses. If you’re cleaning out your gutters, you could wear a hard hat. These are just a couple of examples of activities that most homeowners find themselves doing that are made much safer with PPE. If you choose to work safely and use PPE, be sure to have good quality equipment, and be sure to avoid removing it until after you’ve finished working.