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Wear safety glasses—Wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles to avoid eye injury. They should have a Z87 stamped on them to show they are certified by the American National Standards Institute Z87 Standard for eye and face protection.

Wear safety glasses to avoid eye injury.

Wear proper clothing—Wear clothing that is neither floppy nor too tight. Loose clothing will catch on corners and rough surfaces. Clothing that binds is uncomfortable and distracting.

Contain and secure loose hair—Wear your hair in such a way that it does not interfere with your work or safety.

Wear proper foot protection—Wear shoes or boots that have been approved for electrical work. (Tennis shoes will not protect you from electrical hazards.) If there are non-electrical hazards present (nails on the floor, heavy objects, etc.), use footwear that is approved to protect against these hazards as well.

Wear a hard hat—Wear a hard hat to protect your head from bumps and falling objects. Hard hats must be worn with the bill forward to protect you properly.

Wear hearing protectors—Wear hearing protectors in noisy areas to prevent hearing loss.

Follow directions—Follow the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning and maintaining PPE.

Make an effort—Search out and use any and all equipment that will protect you from shocks and other injuries.

Don’t wear hard hats backwards!

Section 8

Arcing electrical burns through the victim’s shoe and around the rubber sole.

Think about what you are doing.

PPE is only effective when used correctly.

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