Stylish PPE: adding flair to your everyday mask
For the sake of others, we need to wear masks to protect everyone. But wearing a mask doesn’t have to be boring. We can be stylish with our PPE.
These lightweight resin masks fit over almost all other mask type to give you a stylish flair to your PPE.
Stylish PPE built for comfort
Mask armor is worn with a double elastic strap allowing for a snug fit without tight neck straps or bulky buckles.
Each mask has a few holes in it to allow air to move through, which is why you must wear another protective mask underneath. Each mask has channels built inside to make sure it does not impede airflow and that it can be worn comfortably all the time.
Laura and I did a small cabin trip into the Smoky mountains recently and we wore the masks while hiking the trails in 93 degree weather. It was warm, but the mask did not feel as if it was making it any worse. It did get us quite few looks from passerbys though!
Matching your outfits
Every mask will be made from lightweight resin, which can be then painted. We can paint it for you, or you can take it on as a project yourself. With a little primer it will hold any acrylic paint so the possibilities are endless.
We will have another article and video soon about painting your Mask Armor.
What is personal protective equipment?
Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.
What can be done to ensure proper use of personal protective equipment?
All personal protective equipment should be safely designed and constructed, and should be maintained in a clean and reliable fashion. It should fit comfortably, encouraging worker use. If the personal protective equipment does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed. When engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment to their workers and ensure its proper use. Employers are also required to train each worker required to use personal protective equipment to know:
When it is necessary
What kind is necessary
How to properly put it on, adjust, wear and take it off
The limitations of the equipment
Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the equipment
If PPE is to be used, a PPE program should be implemented. This program should address the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of PPE; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.