No matter how skilled a worker is, that person is always exposed to various health and safety risks at the job site. Workers are exposed to environmental, chemical, radiological, and mechanical hazards and even seemingly minor risks can result in serious injuries. Hence, it is very important that workers use protective gear and under-go proactive safety training to know how to use and maintain equipments. There are several bodily hazards that need workers to wear specialized clothing and use specific tools for protection. Protective gear limits exposure to toxic chemicals and hazardous conditions that can result in injury. Paint additives, solvent vapors and toxic metals in pigments pose risk to painters while dermatitis and vapor from bonding agents pose risk to floor and tile setters.
There are different kinds of personal protective gear for painters and floor installers. Additionally, there are regulation and standards put in place to be followed by the employers. Along with providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), employers also need to provide training to employees about how to use PPE. Must-have protective equipments for painters and floor fitters include –
It is very important that a worker is comfortable in protective gear he is wearing and he must also ensure that they are fitting properly. Poor fitting PPE will not offer protection it is intended too and instead, it may result in increased risks.