Personal protective equipment is a necessity for anyone who is in a hazardous environment. It is your responsibility to wear the appropriate protective gear. Protective gear ranges from respiratory devices and protective shields, to equipment to cover your eyes, face and /or hands. Make sure you take the proper precautions in order to protect yourself in hazardous work conditions. Wear your equipment! For many projects that August Mack is involved in, this is all spelled out in the Health and Safety Plan (HASP).