personal protective equipment(redirected from Safety gear)
personal protective equipmentPersonal 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners