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My job needs me to use lots of different kinds of small pieces of safety equipment, like goggles, and gloves, and things like that. The problem is that these things go missing a lot. I donít know if theyíre breaking or if other people are stealing them or what, but theyíre not always available. That being said, I still need to get my job done. The odds of me getting hurt are really low, but itís so ingrained in me that Iím supposed to use this stuff that I feel uneasy not having it available. Plus, someone I work with couldn't find the department ladder and needed something off a high shelf, so he climbed on a counter and slipped off. He only got bruised, but it was definitely enough to spook me. I did complain once, and they just said that they do their best, but they canít help it if employees walk off with the equipment. Any advice? I feel wrong working without protection.  
   
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Create a sign out sheet for employees, so you know where the equipment is to do your job safely.
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Certain items of PPE should be the responsibility of the employee, especially the more "personal" items. Discuss with your department manager about the missing items and that to ensure your safety you wish to have a personal issue which you will be responsible for.
As to the missing ladder - presumably it has been "borrowed" by another department and not returned so is somewhere in the building. How does anyone know it hasn't been damaged, is it checked regularly?
With so much going on it seems your company has no Health and Safety Policy in the workplace.
They should remember that poor health and safety can end up in the court = bad publicity = reduction in sales. People will not want to work there because of the risk of not going home at night.
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