A recent survey shows employees’ failure to use personal protective equipment is a widespread problem.
When asked if they’ve ever observed anyone at their company failing to wear proper PPE when they should have been, 89% said yes. Specifically:
- 45% said it happens on numerous occasions
- 44% answered that it happens infrequently
- 8% said it doesn’t happen
- 3% answered “don’t know.”
Since many of your peers have this problem, what are they planning to do to boost compliance?
- Improve existing education and training: 70%
- Purchase more comfortable PPE: 69%
- Increase monitoring: 42%
- Tie compliance to individual performance evaluations: 32%
- Purchase more stylish PPE: 31%
- Develop incentive programs: 24%
- None of these: 2%.
The survey was conducted at this year’s National Safety Council Congress on Sept. 23 by Kimberly-Clark Professional Safety among safety managers in attendance.