Metal braces, also called metal plates, are designed to attach metal items to the surface of your body.
These braces, which are used to support the weight of a metal object, are often used in cases of a person being crushed by a heavy object.
While metal braces are used in the home, they’re not recommended for use in the workplace, such as in a workplace accident.
However, they are still commonly used in workplace injuries and are widely used to prevent falls.
Here are some tips for protecting yourself when wearing metal braces:1.
Wear a protective mask2.
Avoid wearing metal bracelets3.
Wear metal bracelet holders or clips to prevent slipping4.
Never leave metal braceplates or clips unattended in your workspace5.
Never put metal brace plates or clips on the ground or a seat of your chair or vehicle, or in the path of a vehicle6.
Wear gloves when handling metal braceplate or clip items.
They can be dangerous when wet7.
Wear safety goggles when handling or putting metal brace items in a vehicle or on the workbench.
They protect your eyes and mouth.8.
Use metal plates when using the restroom, shower, or bath to keep metal objects out of the body9.
Keep metal brace components away from children, pets, and pets.
If you see any metal objects or objects with a metal plate attached, call 911 immediately.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide safety training to their employees and to report to OSHA if metal brace accessories are found.
Follow these tips to protect yourself and your workplace:1 .
Never put a metal piece on a metal surface or use a metal bracelet that has a metal attachment on a metallic surface2.
Wear clothing that will not allow you to see the metal brace or metal brace clips3.
Never use a heavy metal tool to remove a metal brace from a metal item4.
Avoid contact with metal objects.
If a metal component is found on a surface, make sure that no other objects or items are in contact with it.5.
Wear protective clothing to protect against metal objects and metal objects being used as weapons.6.
Avoid metal brace clipping when you are using a metal clamp in the body, such the eye or mouth.7.
If metal braces have a metal rod attached to them, wear a helmet or face shield when removing metal braces.8,9.
Wear rubber gloves when removing brace pieces or clips from metal objects, such a metal seat of a car, or a metal tool or tool that has metal parts.10.
Avoid any object that could fall on your head, including metal brace pieces and clips, metal objects that could be thrown on the floor or other metal objects11.
Wear eye and mouth protection when removing or placing metal items or objects.
Avoid putting metal items in your mouth or nose.
If your mouth is swollen, it may become irritated if you swallow metal items.
If the swelling is severe, call an emergency room.12.
Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling metals and metal parts that may fall on you or your workplace.
For more information, go to www.osha.gov/Safety/SafetyTraining/PPE.13.
Wear earplugs or goggles when removing, placing, or placing objects on metal objects to protect your ears and the surrounding area.14.
Wear latex gloves when placing or removing metal objects because latex can be a choking hazard.15.
Wear face shields or goggles while removing or putting objects on objects, including heavy metal items, metal parts, or metal objects with metal attachments, such metal braces and clips.16.
Wear protection to protect a metal or metal part if a metal part is removed from a workplace site, such for removal from a bathroom sink or sink drain, a sink, or other surface.17.
Use an appropriate and appropriate respirator when working in a facility that is covered by OSHA’s occupational safety and health program.18.
Never work with metal components that are not attached to metal objects unless they are properly secured and secured securely.19.
Never expose yourself to a metal hazard in your workplace or anywhere else in your home.
This includes working with metal tools, metal items that are held in place by metal braces or clips, or heavy metal objects on surfaces.
For more information about occupational safety, visit www.OSHSA.gov.