Health and Safety

New PPE Policy Will Help Prevent Injuries

Safety gloves, lab coat and eye shield.

By Ashley Shoemaker, Guest Writer

In January 2013, a revised policy on personal protective equipment (PPE) was approved for all government and contractor employees at NCI at Frederick. This new policy was driven by a high number of eye injuries at NCI at Frederick (56 between 2007 and 2012) that were directly related to inadequate PPE.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act states that each employer is responsible for identifying hazards in the workplace and determining what kind of PPE is necessary.

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