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#1 Posted : 14 June 2017 18:15:50(UTC)
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the eagle eyed of you may have caught my post earlier in the week about PPE assessments. I'm hoping to find anecdotal lessons to be learned from incorrect selection that moves away from th dry NEBOSH type stuff. 

Real life examples where consequences, serious or mild, were experienced where lessons were learned as part of the selection or implementing process where a closer look at the individual, risk and limitations of use or compatibility may have been beneficial.

I'm not hoping for anyone to get themself sacked or out of contract, light humour at best but valuable sharing if there are any brave souls out there.

Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted : 15 June 2017 19:08:07(UTC)
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Hi Adale

I think you have too much time on your hands, nevertheless, I can think of a case somewhile back where an employee suffered serious injuries due to wearing mandatory gloves whilst using rotating machinery. The gloves got caught in the rotating parts - gloves and machinery are not a good combination as rule. 

#3 Posted : 15 June 2017 21:26:05(UTC)
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Blanket Eye protection policy - everyone in light eye shields. Chemical spillage struck an employee ran down their face and after treatment significant vision loss warranting prescription glasses. The employee was wearing the mandated PPE unfortunately as they had eye "protection" failed to realise light impact resistance was no good for chemical issues. Corporate continued to insist that for insurance purposes every one wears - no incident history to validate policy, and hilariously when prompted most reported incidents were dust in the eye coming to / leaving work. Corporate never paid to resolve the rough standing car park at the top of the hill which was the causal factor behind recorded incidents
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