PPE is the precautionary step to protect your self or the people around you.

It is a specialised clothing worn against the dangerous or infectious materials. PPE available are,

  • Mask or respirators
  • Gloves
  • Gowns, aprons
  • Shoe covers
  • Hair covers
  • Googles Or face shields
  • There are several type of mask to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  • They vary in shape and method of securing
  • Note that the masks are not respirators, they do not protect you from airborne transmitted diseases just droplet transmission diseases. 

  • Googles or face shield protect the mucus membranes of eyes nose and mouth during situations where blood, body fluid , secretions and excretions may splash or spray.
  • Eye glasses don't provide an adequate level of protection.

  • It is important to select the right size gloves to provide proper protection from infectious agents.
  • Remember to change gloves if they become torned or heavily contaminated during use.
  • Several types of respirators can be worn to control the spread of infectious diseases.
  •  Respiratorators vary in size ,shape and level of respiratory protection offered.
  • Respirators must have a mask to face seal and must be checked annually to make sure they provide adequate protection.
  • Respirators must have a mask to face seal and must checked manually to make sure that they provide adequate protection.