“Don’t leave home without it” was a popular phrase from a commercial from a number of years ago. While it’s certainly helpful to have your credit card with you when you leave the house, that phrase has also been used to remind people to bring their Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE with them when they leave the home. While this is primarily specific to a face mask, there are a lot of reasons why you might need PPE while you’re at home. Here are some examples:
- Mowing the lawn? It might be a good idea to wear hearing protection.
- Spraying the weeds, or putting down fertilizer? Why not wear gloves and safety glasses?
- Cleaning out the gutters? A hard hat could save your life. (Yes, we said a hard hat!)
You don’t need us to explain the value of PPE. It may seem inconvenient or uncomfortable, but it’s a lot less inconvenient and uncomfortable than a serious injury.