Knife-making bears some risks and injuries such as cuts, grazes or burns can happen no matter how cautiously we work. PPE or ‘Personal Protective Equipment’ covers items such as gloves, goggles, respirators, aprons, and any item designed to protect the wearer’s body (or clothing) from injury. It is essential you always use the correct PPE when required and replace any faulty or damaged PPE as soon as the problem is noticed. Safety glasses or goggles protect your eyes against being struck by foreign objects, chemicals or liquids.