Abraham Maslow would not bother to place safety on the second level of his hierarchy of needs diagram if it is not that important. In fact, even if it comes next to the physiological needs, safety has never been out of anyone’s priority in everything that they do. Some people can sustain eating unhealthy foods at some times or perhaps live in not so comfortable room. However, when it comes to safety, it has been inculcated inside everyone’s mind that if this thing would be compromised, it can be equivalent to a serious injury or even death.
Compromised safety inside a workplace is a big “No-no”. If you can sense that the company is not issuing safety gears to their employers, then better not pursue the acceptance of the employment no matter how high is the offered salary.
Every institution has their they own safety precautions. Those companies wherein their employees are handling harmful chemicals, their protective gear should be complete. It can be composed of but are not limited to safety suit, boots, face shield or safety glasses, hard hats, gloves, masks and hair caps.
It doesn’t matter if you would look like an alien in your workplace. What’s important is your safety.
For those working in the medical parlance also have their own safety measure. This would include vaccination or prophylaxis for a certain grave disease. They are handling patients or people with illnesses and with proper assessment, they would be able to distance themselves if the mode of transmission would be direct contact.