Donna is senior category manager, Protective Apparel and Safety Glasses, for Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga. For more information or to contact Donna, call (800) 255-6401 or e-mail Donna.M.Mcpherson@kcc.com.
Despite the clarity of the OSHA PPE standard (29 CFR 1910) , the reality is that noncompliance in the workplace continues to be a concern. Eighty-seven percent of safety professionals surveyed at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress in October 2007 said they had observed workers failing to wear PPE when they should have been.1
Wearing and using personal protective equipment (PPE) â€” properly â€” is more than just a good idea; it’s an OSHA requirement. Yet, 85 percent of safety professionals surveyed at the 2006 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress said they had observed people in their organization failing to wear PPE when they should have been.