Employers have a responsibility to provide workers with suitable protection from chemicals and toxic substances. Fortunately, with proper planning, fulfilling that responsibility can be a fairly straightforward process.
Oils can make a workplace unsafe by creating slip hazards. Many oils are also highly flammable, so spills need to be addressed as soon as they occur. By maintaining a steady stock of oil-specific cleanup supplies, businesses can comply with OSHA requirements while managers enjoy peace of mind.
Face shields (or vision protective shields) are simple barriers used to prevent injuries from splashing fluids, flying objects, and some infectious materials. They’re a useful component of a well-structured safety plan, and they can assist with OSHA compliance in certain circumstances. To use them effectively, however, it’s helpful to know what they can and can’t do.