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Components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Information on specific components of PPE. Including gloves, gowns, shoe covers, head covers, masks, respirators, eye protection, face shields, and goggles.

  • Gloves
    Gloves help protect you when directly handling potentially infectious materials or contaminated surfaces.

  • Gowns
    Gowns help protect you from the contamination of clothing with potentially infectious material.

  • Shoe and Head Covers
    Shoe and head covers provide a barrier against possible exposure within a contaminated environment.

  • Masks and Respirators
    Surgical masks help protect your nose and mouth from splattered of body fluids, respirators filter the air before you inhale it.

  • Other Face and Eye Protection
    Goggles help protect only your eyes from splatters. A face shield provides splatter protection to facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth.


Updated Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 12:07PM