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5 PPE You Will Need in the Food Industry

Like construction and other industries, the food industry is a work environment with several risks to the health of workers. Heavy objects, sharp objects, particles in the air, projections, and extreme temperatures are just a few examples of potential health hazards.


The workers' safety must always come first. On the other hand, the quality and safety of the food have to be ensured, as it can very easily be contaminated.


For these reasons, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in this area is so important. PPE not only minimizes the risk of accidents at work but also guarantees total protection of food quality.


HEARING PROTECTION

Yellow earplugs on a black background

In many food industries, wearing hearing protection is extremely important, as the noise caused by the machines can be very loud and constant. This can end up causing you hearing problems in the long term.


To prevent it, wear PPE such as earplugs, earmuffs, or even communication protectors. These will minimize the chances of developing a hearing problem.


EYE PROTECTION

Protective goggles with black rod on white background.

In the food industry, it is common to have particles in the air that can easily come into direct contact with your eyes and affect your vision. In the exercise of many functions, there is a high risk of particle or debris projection. This can seriously affect vision.


To avoid these dangers, it is recommended to wear protective goggles.


BREATH PROTECTION

Disposable mask on green background.

Exposure to particles has consequences for your vision and your respiratory system. Exposure to these particles can cause you to develop respiratory diseases, such as asthma.


PPE like masks and respirators play a pivotal role in preventing these diseases. They also prevent an employee's saliva from reaching the products and compromising food security.


PROTECTIVE SUITS

Food industry worker with suit, cap and disposable gloves looking into a food container.

There are several protective suits for the most varied purposes. Disposable suits, lab coats, caps, and gloves prevent cross-contamination from occurring.


Aprons are often needed to protect the worker from cuts, physical shocks, and burns. In the food industry, aprons usually have to be thick and waterproof.


In the food industry, environments with extreme temperatures, such as ovens and cold rooms, are a reality. Exposure to these temperatures without the proper equipment can have serious consequences for your health. If you work in one of these environments, always use thermal PPE and especially a thermal uniform.


SAFETY FOOTWEAR

White Eaglegrip boot in a wet food industry environment

In the food industry, it is common to have wet or slippery floors. Without proper non-slip footwear, you can easily slip, fall and injure yourself.


It is also common to work with materials that can fall on your feet and hurt you. Other materials can fall and pierce your feet.


To prevent all these accidents at work, safety boots are one of the most important PPE, hence the need to choose a good safety boot that is suitable for your workplace.


It is with the food workers in mind that Dikamar develops different types of footwear. The Eaglegrip® boot is the most prominent for being extremely light, and comfortable, with a smooth design that facilitates its cleaning, something that is very important in this area.

Blue Eaglegrip boot in the context of the beer producing industry

You can view and purchase all of our work shoes for the food industry in our online store.


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