What Are The PPE And Their Uses?

What PPE is used in healthcare?

PPE used in healthcare includes gloves, aprons, long sleeved gowns, goggles, fluid-repellant surgical masks, face visors and respirator masks.

The initial risk assessment of whether or not PPE is required is based on the level of risk of transmission to and from the patient..

What is the name of PPE?

Personal protective equipmentPersonal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.

What are the 4 types of PPE?

For the purpose of this site, PPE will be classified into categories: eye and face protection, hand protection, body protection, respiratory protection and hearing protection. Each category includes its own corresponding safety equipment that will be described below.

How do I choose PPE?

[29 CFR 1915.152(b)(1)] Procedures for selection of PPE include:Identifying the potential hazards.Determining the types of protective equipment available for the present hazards.Evaluating the effectiveness of the PPE.Selecting appropriate protective equipment.Providing a variety of sizes to properly fit all users.More items…

What type of PPE would you wear?

PPE includes gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, face shields or masks, eye protection, resuscitation masks, and other protective gear such as hats and booties. It may also include full protection suits, as were used for the Ebola patients. It must be readily accessible to employees and available in appropriate sizes.

What is the OSHA standard for PPE use?

The standard makes clear that employers cannot require workers to provide their own PPE and the worker’s use of PPE they already own must be completely voluntary. Even when a worker provides his or her own PPE, the employer must ensure that the equipment is adequate to protect the worker from hazards at the workplace.

What are 3 examples of PPE and when should they be used?

Eye protection – for example, spectacles/goggles, shields, visors. Hearing protection – for example, ear muffs and plugs. Hand protection – for example, gloves and barrier creams. Foot protection – for example, shoes/boots.

What are 5 types of PPE?

The different types of PPE include face shields, gloves, goggles and glasses, gowns, head covers, masks, respirators, and shoe covers. Face shields, gloves, goggles and glasses, gowns, head covers, and shoe covers protect against the transmission of germs through contact and droplet routes.

Can you wash PPE?

Disposable PPE is designed to be used only one time and by one person; it cannot be washed. Washing PPE changes its protective or barrier capabilities, and it may no longer be effective.

What is not PPE?

Protective Clothing Uniforms, caps, or other clothing worn solely to identify a person as an employee would not be considered PPE. Hats, long sleeves, long pants or sunscreen, while not defined as PPE, should be considered for protection against heat, cold, sun or insect exposure.

What are the different PPE and their uses?

The different types of PPE include:Head and scalp protection;Respiratory protection;Eye protection;Hearing protection;Hand and arm protection;Foot and leg protection;Body protection;Height and access protection.

How many types of PPE are there?

8 Types8 Types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) The term ‘personal protective equipment’ (PPE) refers to a vast group of products (e.g. safety helmets, safety footwear and harnesses, eye protection, gloves, high-visibility clothing, etc.)

What is the most commonly used PPE?

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits.

When should you remove your PPE?

The order for removing PPE is Gloves, Apron or Gown, Eye Protection, Surgical Mask. Perform hand hygiene immediately on removal. All PPE should be removed before leaving the area and disposed of as healthcare waste.