This procedure ensures that all personnel working at sites are equipped with proper protection for eyes, face, head, extremities, hearing, and respiratory system, as well as guidelines for the use and maintenance of PPE and to implement the same to protect the personnel. This is applicable to all personnel working in the XXX premises.
- Operators should wear appropriate as required for the process.
- Supervisors are responsible to verify the effectiveness of the usage, corrective action plan and monitoring.
- Plant Manager is overall responsible for verifying the schedules are followed as per the SOPs.
- The Management to provide proper PPE’s
- Stores In charge to maintain the appropriate stock of PPE’s and issue the same in concurrence with Supervisors.
- Purchase to procure quality and reliable PPEs. To ensure timely availability of PPE
4.1 The PPE’s used is appropriate as per the required national / international standards.
4.2 Where PPE’s have to be cleaned by the respective operator, they are trained and accountable for cleaning in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
4.3 XXX ensures that employees are properly trained for the use and fitting of the appropriate PPE.
4.4 Improper fitting or defective / damaged PPE are not used and if found, is reported to the managers / supervisors promptly.
4.5 PPE exposed to chemicals are decontaminated after use. Any PPEs that cannot be decontaminated are removed from service and disposed of in accordance with the plant waste disposal requirements.
4.6 Managers / supervisors ensure that all the employees are equipped with appropriate PPE prior to the commencement of any task for which PPE is required.
4.7 Office employees and visitors adhere to the PPE requirements as per the list of PPE.
4.8 PPEs to be worn are decided according to the Risk assessment – EMS and OHSMS carried out for all the activities.
4.9 While implementing the control measurements for the identified risks, PPE is taken as the last resort of control where risks cannot be eliminated, reduce, substituted by design.
4.10 There would be continual improvement on site to eliminate, substitute, reduce or risks taking place even whilst PPE would be adhered to on site.
4.11 Risk assessment is done on a regular basis.
4.12 Results of hazard assessments are communicated to all affected employees, including employees’ representatives where appropriate.
4.13 Work areas and / or tasks are reassessed as necessary to include any new equipment and/or processes introduced to the facility or any new work tasks assigned to employees.
Eye and Face Protection
Employees wear appropriate eye and face protection for work areas or tasks presenting a potential for injury from:
- flying particles, including powders and dusts;
- liquid chemicals;
- injurious light radiation; and
- Any other hazards identified by work area or task assessments.
Employees wearing prescription eyeglasses wear one of the following when safety glasses are required:
- Approved safety glasses with corrective lenses.
- Over the frame safety glasses covering the prescription glasses.
- Goggles covering the prescription glasses.
- Prescription eyeglass inserts are provided to employees who require corrective lenses and wear full-face piece respiratory protection for their job duties.
- Employees, who perform welding, cutting, and other tasks with the potential for injury from light radiation, use PPE equipped with filter lenses that have a shade number appropriate for the work being performed.
Gloves are used when performing tasks with the potential for:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Chemical exposure
- Temperature extremes (hot or cold)
When more than one glove type is required for a work area or task, the appropriate type are used for protection against the specific hazard for which it was designed and specified. One glove type cannot provide protection against all types of hazards
Employees wear appropriate head protection whenever there is potential for head injury from falling objects, exposure to unprotected electrical conductors, or inadvertent contact with low hanging structures.
The section with high noise area should be provided with earmuffs to all employees / visitors.
Employees wear appropriate safety shoes when working in areas, or performing tasks, that present a potential for foot injuries due to:
- Falling or rolling objects.
- Objects piercing the sole of the shoe.
- Exposure to electrical hazards.
- Employees who are required, as a primary part of their job, to lift or handle materials that pose a potential for foot injury must wear safety shoes.
Office employees and visitors entering areas of the facility where safety shoes are required must as minimum wear strong sensible footwear and the appropriate equipment.
Employees who are provided protective or safety shoes leave these shoes at the facility in order to ensure that the shoes are available for use at the facility each day.
Where source control and other engineering controls are not feasible, employees are equipped with appropriate respiratory protection (e.g., dust masks).
5.0 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS & RECORDS
|List of Personnel Protective Equipments||HS-F 058||Plant Manager|
|PPE Issue Record||HS-F 059||Plant Manager|