Safety Lingo

Safety Lingo:

What is a hazard?

hazard is any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone…..Hazard – a potential source of harm to a worker.


What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

PPE is protection you wear to stay safe when working.  The gloves you wear when cleaning the bathroom are called PPE, because they protect you from the gross things you are cleaning and from the chemicals you are using.  Ear plugs are another kind of PPE, because they protect your hearing when you are working around loud noises.


What is proper training?

Training involves giving information and explanation to a worker with respect to a particular subject-matter and requiring a practical demonstration that the worker has acquired the knowledge and skill related to the subject matter.

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