PPE (personal protective equipment) = Safety.
At least this is the message by looking at the cover of the “National Strategy” (Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022).
On the cover there are seven people with
4 pairs of safety goggles/sunglasses;
3 fluorescent high visibility shirts;
3 pairs of earmuffs;
2 hairnets; and
Does PPE=Safety? Actually PPE is a message that danger is present. Inside the strategy is quite different.
For example: (p9) “Healthy and safe by design. Hazards are eliminated or minimised by design. » Structures, plant and substances are designed to eliminate or minimise hazards and risks before they are introduced into the workplace. » Work, work processes and systems of work are designed and managed to eliminate or minimise hazards and risks.”
Why the opposite message on the cover?