Personal protective equipment, or PPE, protects the user from any physical harm or hazards in the workplace environment. It is a precautionary measure for industries known to be more dangerous, like manufacturing and mining. It is critical to understand that on-the-job safety equipment should comply with Personal Protective Equipment Regulations. PPE is most effective when it is the correct size, fit, and height of the user. While you may be used to being put in dangerous situations on the job, you should never feel as if your physical well-being is in danger. This is why workplace PPE is essential.