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WHO | Personal protective equipment

Infection prevention and control measures include, among other measures: hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and waste management materials.

The Protective equipment consists of garments placed to protect the health care workers or any other persons to get infected.

These usually consist of standard precautions: gloves, mask, gown. If it is blood or airborne high infections, will include: Face protection, goggles and mask or faceshield, gloves, gown or coverall, head cover, rubber boots. The characteristics of these products will be described in the sections below.

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Personal protective equipment for Ebola

Due to the urgency of the Ebola outbreak and the WHO’s scale up of international response in west Africa, WHO is providing technical information on appropriate available essential medical devices which are indispensable for treatment centres, community-based units and other preventive activities, in affected and neighbouring countries.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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The MSDS HyperGlossary: Personal Protective Equipment, PPE

The MSDS HyperGlossary: Personal Protective Equipment, PPE
    Personal Protective Equipment, PPE

    Definition

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes all clothing and other work accessories designed to create a barrier against workplace hazards. Examples include safety goggles, blast shields, hard hats, hearing protectors, gloves, respirators, aprons, and work boots.

Additional Info

    PPE should not be used as a substitute for engineering, work practice, and/or administrative controls to prevent exposure to hazardous chemicals. For example, a respirator is not meant to be worn by an assembly line worker during his/her entire work shift; other methods such as a ventilation system or replacement of hazardous substances/processes should be utilized. However, PPE can work in conjunction with such preventative measures or when such controls are not possible.

    Also keep in mind that PPE protects only the user – it does nothing to remove the hazard from the workplace.

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