PPE alone should not be relied on to provide protection for your employees. PPE should be used after all other reasonable means of reducing hazards have been carried out. Identifying hazards in your workplace should be built into your regular routine. You should take active steps to get rid of all identified hazards. For example, you can:
• Consider other ways to get hazardous jobs done.
• Reduce hazardous materials or processes.
• Apply engineering controls to reduce or eliminate hazards.