Spot the Safety Violation
Is This the Kind of Respiratory Protection You’d Want Your Workers to Use?
Assuming it doesn’t suffocate him first, the makeshift Saran wrap face protection leaves the worker in this photo totally exposed to hazardous dust. What makes the picture especially irksome is that use of Saran wrap is an indication that
somebody at the site recognized that the grinding work exposed the worker to respiratory hazards, yet nobody outfitted him with the proper respirator.
Moral: While it may work for sandwiches, Saran wrap is totally unsuitable as a means of respiratory and face protection.