Human resource is the most precious resource the nature has offered to this world. With the changing times, a development of human resources has attracted attention, particularly in view or the ever increasing growth in industrialization. However, industrialization though indispensable for the man kind, has coupled with it certain inherent pitfalls and the most prominent amongst them are the various types of safety and health hazards associated with industrial process and operations. Adequate protection of body, limbs, etc. is essential in order to ensure the safety of human life at work in every industry, though the nature of protection varies from industry to industry and is dependent not only on the type of operation but also on the kind of hazard associated.
The bureau has been aware of the importance attached to the safety of human life at work and on its part has brought out many standards on personal protective equipment for protection of eyes and face, ears, feet and legs, hands, head, in addition to guidelines for selection and use of such equipment.