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face shield

A mask, typically made of clear plastic, that protects the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth during patient-care procedures and activities that carry the risk of generating splashes of blood, body fluids, excretions, or secretions.
See also: shield

face shield

(fās shēld)
A type of personal protective equipment that is made of see-through material; prevents or reduces risk of transmitting substances to the face of the dental worker.
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In the study, the researchers sought to determine how the face shields performed after the rigors of standard football action, as well as exposure to sun or freezing temperatures.
There are three major types of eye and face protection devices: spectacles, goggles and face shields.
The face shield contributes a lot to deflecting energy from the blast wave and not letting it directly touch the soft tissue," says Radovitzky.
They compared how the brain would respond to the same blast wave simulated in three scenarios: a head with no helmet, a head wearing the ACH, and a head wearing the ACH with a face shield.
Kouri and Ernest (1993) determined the rate of contamination of obstetricians' face shields during vaginal delivery at 32% and caesarian section deliveries at 50%.
The treatment cells were comprised of dental hygiene students who wore either 1) face shield with mask, using the ultrasonic scaler; 2) face shield with mask, using hand instruments; 3) mask and goggles only, using the ultrasonic scaler; and 4) mask and goggles only, using hand instruments.
These products provide the wearer protection from ballistic the face shield and body shield offer Level IIIA protection (9-millimeter and .
These latex-free products include disposable eye shields, face shields, solid side shields, facemasks with splash shields, protective goggles, and protective glasses.
The new suit uses a compact face shield attached to a ballistic and impact-protective helmet instead of a chest plate with a contoured face shield attached on top.
longwall mining; automatic monitoring of full face shield support leg pressures for maintenance and prediction of rock strata behaviour ahead of mining; and support techniques for the development of a 36 ft wide pre-developed recovery room for reduction of face move time.
The Sellstrom DP4 face shield contains an impact-and splash-resistant polycarbonate shield supported by a padded browguard.
Anytime you wear a face shield, you must wear the appropriate eye protection; the face shield protects the face, eye protection protects the eyes.