Electrical Safety Products | PPE & Safety Workwear for Utility Workers

Published 21 Jul 2021

Electrical Safety Products

Electrical Safety Products

Which personal protective equipment or electrical safety products are used for head protection? There are three different types of head protection that are commonly used:

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  1. Industrial Safety Helmets (Hard Hats) – designed to provide protection against falling materials from a height or swinging objects.
  2. Industrial Scalp Protectors (Bump Caps) – designed to provide protection from hitting against static objects.
  3. Caps/Hair Nets – designed to protect against entanglement.

Tasks in which head protection might be needed include:

  • Construction
  • Building Repairs
  • Working in Excavations or Tunnels

What are 3 types of personal protective equipment?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is industrial safety products used by workers, contractors or visitors to protect their bodies from workplace hazards. PPE can be classified in the following categories, based on the type of protection offered by the equipment:

  • Eye protection– for example, safety spectacles/goggles, eye shields, Face shields etc.
  • Respiratory protection– for example, disposable, cartridge, half or full face masks.
  • Working from heights– for example, harness and fall arrest systems.
Eye Protection

Eye Protection


What are 5 types of PPE?

The 5 different types of PPE are:

  • Face Shields
  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Head Covers
  • Masks

What are the safety equipments?

PPE is the safety equipment that provides protection to users against health or safety risks at work. This include industrial safety products such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

Electrical Safety Footwear - Jointers & Linesmens Boots

Electrical Safety Footwear – Jointers & Linesmens Boots

➡ See also Electrical Safety Equipment and Arc Flash Clothing.

What are the types of safety?

OSHA listed five different types of hazards that affect most of the workplaces. These hazards can be found in every kind of industry and should be handled appropriately to keep workers from injury or health issues.

  • Safety Hazards: Such hazards are dangerous conditions in a facility that can cause injuries, illness, or even fatality like spills, working from height, unguarded machinery, wiring issues, confined spaces, forklifts, and much more.
  • Biological Hazards: These hazards are typical for those who work with animals, people, or infectious plant materials. People working in daycare centres, hospitals, and nursing homes can be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
  • Physical Hazards: Physical hazards include environmental factors that can cause harm to workers even without direct contact. Radiation, sunlight exposure, working in extreme temperatures, and noisy environment are few examples of physical hazards.
  • Ergonomic Hazards: Such hazards can be the most difficult to identify, but can easily cause strain and injury to the body. Employees can face ergonomic hazards if their workstations or chairs are not adjusted properly, if they are making repetitive movements in awkward position and other situations where the body and muscles are overstressed.
  • Chemical Hazards: Any chemicals in the workplace could put individuals at risk. Some chemicals are even more harmful than others, but even common chemicals can cause skin irritation, serious illness, or breathing problems.

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