The 4 main mistakes of companies regarding the use of PPE

The new Digital Bookkeeping System for Tax, Social Security and Labor Obligations (eSocial) requires details about the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided. This change has made some companies more aware of the use of mandatory equipment, but some misunderstandings continue to occur.

For this reason, the JGB listed the 4 main mistakes made by organizations. If you are an employee who uses PPE or leads a supply company, follow this post.

Providing gloves in the wrong size

            Gloves with looseness are an example of the risks that are taken by not paying attention to details. If it is too big for the employee, his touch will be impaired, increasing the risk of falling heavy objects during handling, and may even fall on his foot or on some material property of the company.

            Additionally, if the employee undertakes activities in front of machines, the glove may escape from the hand and it may result in a serious accident. Some cases of limb amputation have already taken place due to the inadequate size of the gloves. It is necessary to pay attention to the appropriate measures.

Buying PPE without Certificate of Approval (CA)

            The Certificate of Approval (CA) is the only guarantee that the PPE is suitable for use after quality tests. It also makes sure that the equipment is registered with the Ministry of Labor and Employment of Brazil.

According to Regulatory Standard 6 (NR-6), in addition to the employer being required to provide PPE free of charge, it says that the equipment may only be offered for sale with the indication CA – both for domestic and imported products. Do not take risks by failing to comply with this determination.

Allowing the use of cap with PPE helmet

            Wearing a cap, hat or other prop similar to the helmet is a very recurrent mistake. This might bring about interference between the helmet and the user’s head, which reduces the mitigating effect of the impact provided by the ram (internal damping part). Therefore, it should always be considered the certainty of protection against risks.

Not knowing the risks of the environment

            It is essential to know all the risks that might emerge within the work environment. This responsibility is on the company, which must assess the structure of the site as well as control the quality and conditions of the equipment to avoid this kind of error.

            The purpose of PPE is to save lives and to make sure that every worker makes his or her journey safely. The misuse of the equipment, in addition to not serving the purpose for which it is intended might bring about serious consequences. Find out more about your PPE and purchase the equipment from a company with experience and consolidation in the market. Get to know more about JGB!