Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): If You Love Your Family, Wear It!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) refers to an equipment designed to protect a person from body injury or infection. Examples are coveralls, helmets, gloves, goggles, ear plugs, breathing apparatus, and more. They are specifically made to withstand harmful conditions that a person may encounter in a workplace.

Why you should wear your personal protective equipment?

Whether you work on land or at sea, PPE is a very important part of safety measures a workplace should strictly implement. But some people are just so stubborn enough to risk their safety in exchange for comfort of not wearing their designated PPE.

Honestly, some PPE are really uncomfortable to wear in some cases, especially in a workplace that’s hot or humid like an engine room. But the value of your life is much higher compared to anything else. Wearing of PPE is just a matter of discipline and realizing that your life is irreplaceable.

Next time you get lazy on wearing your PPE, just think of your family. If you love them, you should take good care of yourself. Wear your PPE correctly and diligently.

Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).

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