Safety tools and equipment  is clothing and equipment worn by employees, students, contractors or visitors to protect or shield their bodies from workplace hazards. Safety equipment is considered the least satisfactory method in the prevention of work-related injury or illness and is only to be used when other measures are not feasible or cannot be implemented immediately. Safety equipment should be used, however, to supplement or augment other means of hazard control, to further minimize the risk of injury.

Types of personal protective equipment