Selection and Supply of Safety & Health Equipment

Hazards exist in every workplace so strategies to protect workers are essential. The priority should be the elimination and control of hazards at their source or along the path between the source and the worker. When the hazard cannot be removed or controlled adequately, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used if the work process is to continue. PPE should be considered as the last level of protection when all other methods are not available or possible. PPE is worn by a worker to minimize exposure to specific occupational hazards. KIOSH supports Organizations to design and in understanding the underlying principles of protection strategies including protection of workers, compliance with applicable laws / regulations and internal company standards and technical feasibility of the PPEs selected. Kiosh applies comprehensive strategy considering the hazards, evaluates all possible control methods, integrates various approaches, and reexamines them frequently to ensure a safe work operation. It does these things by requiring that conscious decision-making, evaluation, and reevaluation be done at various stages throughout the program. KIOSH PPE Program is comprehensive. It requires commitment and active participation at the planning, development, and implementation stages from all levels: senior management, supervisors, and workers. Our PPE program consists of these essential elements:

• workplace survey
• selection of appropriate controls
• selection of appropriate PPE
• fitting
• training
• management support
• maintenance
• auditing of the program

Once the need for PPE has been established, we support in the selection of proper type considering the degree of protection required, and the appropriateness of the equipment to the situation (including the practicality of the equipment being used and kept in good repair).
The degree of protection and the design of PPE is integrated because both affect its overall efficiency, wearability, and acceptance. Our selection criteria is guided by Matching PPE to the hazard, Obtaining advice, Involving workers in evaluations, Considering physical comfort of PPE (ergonomics), Evaluating cost considerations, Reviewing existing standards, checking the fit, performing regular maintenance and inspections, conducting training, obtaining and putting in place an audit program. Besides PPEs, KIOSH specializes in Design, Selection, supply, Rollout and Monitoring of Safety and Health Equipments including:-

• Voltage Detectors
• Fire Extinguishers
• First Aid Equipments
• Light meters
• Vehicle Tracking GPS/GPRS Systems
• Rescue Stretchers
• Air Quality Monitoring