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Using PPE in the Construction Industry

From the use of PPE in the construction industry to employee safety Ensuring Employee Safety The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on construction sites is essential for protecting workers against occupational risks and accidents. PPE includes safety helmets, safety footwear, gloves, respirator masks, safety goggles, safety harnesses, etc.The construction industry is a high-risk sector […]

Proper Use of Your PPE: How to Better Utilize Your Equipment

How can you better utilize your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ? Rémy PRUD’HOMME, creator of Smart Digital Services and the PPE tracking solution Keep Control, shares his experience: “I’ve faced challenges in ensuring correct use of PPE throughout my career, with support from QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment) services. Indeed, I have 25 years […]

Using PPE

Using PPE : Precautions to Ensure Their Effectiveness The Single Risk Assessment Document (DUER) defines residual work risks and the implementation of collective protections. After this analysis, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential for protecting workers against health and safety risks at work. It is crucial to take necessary precautions to ensure the correct choice, […]

PE Traceability : Why Use a Standardized Identification System ?

Are you involved in the industrial sector, a QHSE manager, or a regulatory body? Are you looking to ensure the safety of your employees through better traceability of your PPE? Then you’re in the right place! We’ll introduce you to the advantages of the GS1 standardized identification system for effective traceability of category 3 PPE. […]

New Standards on Occupational Health and Safety

The European Commission has updated the compilation of new occupational health and safety standards, harmonized regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) following a decision published on May 11, 2023. Buoyancy Aid Standard: EN 13138-1 2021 This concerns buoyancy aids used for swimming instruction. This European standard sets safety requirements and testing methods for buoyancy aid devices, […]

Interoperable Identification of PPE

Identification and access to information for compliant use of PPE are common challenges within a company. Everyone must have received the correct instructions and apply them, regardless of their profile (temporary worker, new hire, experienced individual). This becomes an additional difficulty when carriers work outside at client sites or on construction sites. For PPE manufacturers/distributors, […]

Managing PPE for Temporary Workers

Providing temporary workers with the same Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as other employees is a legal obligation and an important safety measure. The distribution of PPE must be followed by careful management, including regular checks, safety inspections, reminders, and adequate training. Protecting these temporary workers does not represent an additional cost if the management of […]

MASE Certifications and ISO 45001 : Effective PPE Management

The MASE certification and ISO 45001 standard are recognized frameworks for ensuring compliance and effective field PPE management. Best practices include risk assessment, appropriate PPE selection, worker training and awareness, maintenance, regular inspection, timely replacement of PPE before expiration, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the PPE management process. Employers must ensure worker safety through […]

How to Simplify Your Inventory of PPE and Small Equipment ?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is crucial for protecting workers against occupational hazards. These equipments are specially designed to protect body parts from potential workplace accidents and occupational diseases. To ensure a secure work environment, it is important to have good management of your PPE. Small equipment includes tools and generally equipment of insignificant value. KEEP […]

Using Management Software for PPE Tracking

How can we ensure optimal tracking of PPE using management software ? Let’s discuss the available methods to ensure the tracking of an equipment fleet. It can’t be said that there’s only one solution available… An Excel spreadsheet, an ERP module, or specialized PPE management software? Let’s explore the identified advantages and disadvantages together. Excel […]