Protecting employees from potential harm when using equipment or in certain work situations is an important part of providing a safe workplace. An understanding of the potential sources and measures to protect employees from the hazards is an important element in the health and safety program at your facility.

The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) or engineering controls is important whenever the possibility of contact with chemicals exists. When handling chemical products, Kodak always recommends that users refer to the product Material Safety Data Sheet /Safety Data Sheet; it will alert users to the possible need for extra protection.

Check PPE often to make sure it is in good working condition, clean, and works and fits properly. Train employees on the use, limitations, maintenance, and how to wear PPE.