personal protective equipment

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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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Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore have developed a prototype protective suit that is easy to take off and also cooler - an important benefit in hot, humid regions such as West Africa.
"I entreat you, speaking with the ignorance of a welder, to explain to me how to put on a protective suit, since unfortunately my wife did not get a master's degree in such matters.
He had a protective suit on, but he wore no mask or face shield.
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The $34 million lab is expected to be home to about 80 investigators annually who will perform simulations on the effects of radiation on organic and inorganic samples, including DNA and protective suit materials.
I have spent too many hours traveling in a hot [armored vehicle] in a biochemical protective suit and boots, helmet, and flack jacket.
During the civil preparedness drill known as the Shadow Bowl, a first responder donned VivoMetrics' LifeShirt and Siemens' TeleTrak beneath a fully enclosed hazardous materials protective suit. The two wireless monitoring systems delivered a continuous stream of real-time physiologic and environmental data, of intensive-care unit quality, to a remote field command post, where it could be used to make critical decisions, according to a VivoMetrics representative.
The Arctic Palletizer is a robot that doesn't need any protective suit or wrappings, yet can work at temperatures well below zero (as low as -30[degrees]C) with its hand-held control panel remaining fully functional.
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The scars from both these interactions loom large in Hurtubise's complex consciousness and manifest themselves in a remarkable seven-year, $150,000 project to design and build an impossible dream, the Ursus Mark VI, a protective suit inspired by the film Robocop, which will enable him to revisit that primal formative moment.

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