CONTROL OVER THE USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT BY EMPLOYEES, HEAD PROTECTIONAndrei Nikulin and Anatoly Romanov
Personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees plays a critical role in the system of preventive measures aimed at maintaining safe workplace conditions and reducing occupational diseases. According to statistics, 10% to 15% of all fatalities in Russia are the result of lack of, failure to use, or technical faults of PPE. Incorrect use or misuse of PPE is the cause of 30% of all chronic occupational diseases. One of the ways to improve the current PPE provision and use controls is to install sensors to record the period and nature of use. The focus is on monitoring the use by employees of personal head protection, namely a safety helmet. The authors propose technical solutions to ensure control over the use of employee head protection to record safety helmet use real-time and compare against total working hours. The article addresses the requirements for the functions and technical controls, their components and structure. The authors propose a diagram of technical controls and intelligent assistance devices inside a safety helmet.
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