personal protective equipment

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personal protective equipment (PPE)

a part of standard precautions for all health care workers to prevent skin and mucous membrane exposure when in contact with blood and body fluid of any patient. Personal equipment includes protective laboratory clothing, disposable gloves, eye protection, and face masks. See also Standard Precautions.
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Personal protective equipment

personal protective equipment

Personal protective gear Infection control Specialized–ie, not 'standard issue' clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard, in particular blood-borne pathogens Appropriate PPE Gloves, gown, lab coats, face shields or masks, eye protection, mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks, or other ventilation devices. See Double gloving, Gloves, Handwashing, Mask, Shield, Spacesuit.

per·son·al pro·tec·tive e·quip·ment

(PPE) (pĕr'sŏn-ăl prŏ-tek'tiv ĕ-kwip'mĕnt)
Specialized clothing or equipment (e.g., gloves, lab coats, eye protection, and breathing apparatus) used by workers (e.g., emergency medical services personnel) to protect themselves from direct exposure to blood or other potentially hazardous materials to avoid injury or disease.

personal protective equipment

Clothing, masks, gloves, or other gear that protects a person from exposure to noxious chemicals or transmissible diseases.
See: Personal Protective Equipment: Donning
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The Arsenal keeper has been wearing the protective headgear ever since suffering a fractured skull playing for Chelsea against Reading in 2006.
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7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In its ongoing effort to educate soccer players, parents and coaches and to help reduce risk inherent in the sport, the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches(TASCO) has selected the Unequal Halo(TM) as its Official Protective Headgear.
Lewis Smith, 19, of South Terrace, Middlesbrough, fined PS1,000 and ordered to pay PS260 costs for driving without an appropriate licence, using a vehicle without insurance and failing to wear protective headgear on a motorcycle.
Company founders, friends Dominic Haynes and Llyr Jones said the company's unusual name comes from the fresh chillies they use - so hot that the duo had to wear protective headgear as they went to work on developing the unique recipe.
The 15-year-old, who is from Newcastle, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle taken without consent, driving without a licence, driving with no insurance, failing to wear protective headgear, and a public nuisance offence.
Current helmets now use the same projectile testing methods used to test baseball catcher's protective headgear.
Masuri, the UK-based manufacturer of the helmet worn by Hughes and one of the leading suppliers of protective headgear to the world's top batsmen, said that Hughes' injuries were sustained in an area of the head that is difficult to protect.
Grzegorz Czerniak, 34, of The Mount, Cheylesmore, Coventry, had a sentence set aside for failing to wear protective headgear.
International news agencies are teeming with pictures of Barsana's famous annual Lathmar Holi, where the women of the village ritualistically shower lathi blows on the protective headgear of the visiting men of neighbouring Nandgaon.
Jamie Lee Dawkes, 23, of Graig Street, Pontygwaith, Ferndale, was found to have ridden a motorbike on Dyfodwg Street in Treorchy on October 25 last year without wearing protective headgear.
London, Jan 29 ( ANI ): Employees in Beijing are wearing gas-mask style protective headgear at their desks as residents across northern China battled through choking pollution.