(November 17, 2016) When's the last time you stressed the importance of personal protective equipment? Have a discussion about your department’s safety and risk management processes and when you're done, keep the conversation going on Twitter by using #TailboardSafety.
Mandatory use of personal protective equipment - bunker gear (hoods, boots, bunker parts, bunker coats, helmets, gloves), self-contained breathing apparatus and other appropriate equipment is an emergency responder's first line against injury and illness. Its use is critical in establishing a safety culture.
Discuss the following:
- Does your organization mandate the use of personal protective equipment to help instill a safety culture?
- If yes, discuss how you are successful.
- If no, how can you develop a procedure to accomplish this?
Download a copy of Safety focus: Mandated personal protective equipment use.
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This bi-monthly loss prevention program has been created for you – our clients. The program is intended to provide information on current safety issues facing emergency responders in a format that will quickly and effectively communicate a safe practice to implement and relate directly to your organization.