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PPE

Personal protective equipment is very important in many industries because it helps keep workers safe. Watch Dr Arash Mehrafrooz explain more.

In this video, Arash explained some important concepts and terms about personal protective equipment (PPE).

Here are some of the key words from the video. Click to hear the pronunciation. Practise saying each word and make sure you stress the correct syllable.

Vocabulary

construction site (n.)
/con – STRUC – tion/ /SITE/
personal protective equipment (n.)
/PER – son – al/ /pro – TEC – tive/ /e – QUIP – ment/
earmuffs (n.)
/EAR – muffs/
reflective clothing (n.)
/re – FLEC – tive/ /CLOTH – ing/
earplugs (n.)
/EAR – plugs/
respirator (n.)
/RES – pir – a – tor/
equipment (n.)
/e – QUIP – ment/
safety boots (n.)
/SAFE – ty/ /BOOTS/
factory (n.)
/FAC – to – ry/
safety glasses (n.)
/SAFE – ty/ /GLASS – es/
hard hat (n.)
/HARD/ /HAT/
safety goggles (n.)
/SAFE – ty/ /GOG – gles/
mask (n.)
/MASK/
safety shoes (n.)
/SAFE – ty/ /SHOES/

Quizlet

Now go to the Quizlet website and make your own study set with any new words from this video that you want to learn. You could add to your other Artificial Intelligence set, or make a new one for Facial Recognition Technology.

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