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Safety Survey Reveals Excessive Noncompliance

Safety Survey Reveals Excessive Noncompliance

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
 
A survey of safety professionals attending the 2006 National Safety Congress found that 85 percent of them had observed people in their companies failing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when they should have been. Nearly half said that this had happened “on numerous occasions,” while 38 percent described these occurrences as “infrequent.” The survey, conducted by PPE provider Kimberly-Clark, Roswell, GA, also found that 66 percent of safety professionals believe that PPE compliance was “an issue within their organizations; 40 percent described PPE as a “major concern” that they were attempting to correct; and 57 percent who observed PPE noncompliance in the workplace attributed it to poor fit of discomfort. The top three workplace issues, according to those surveyed: insufficient management support and resources for health and safety functions; under-reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses; and worker compliance with safety protocols. Learn more at www.kcprofessional.com.

 

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