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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.
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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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There are three major types of eye and face protection devices: spectacles, goggles and face shields. Within each category there are also several types.
"The face shield contributes a lot to deflecting energy from the blast wave and not letting it directly touch the soft tissue," says Radovitzky.
After the researchers added a conceptual face shield in the third simulation, the models showed a significant reduction in the magnitude of stresses on the brain because the shield impeded direct transmission of blast waves to the face.
The Question: Do children prefer physicians that wear surgical masks or clear plastic face shields?
The study reported that of the 160 face shields used in surgery, 44% tested positive for blood, with the surgeon being aware of contamination in only 8% of cases.
For operators scaling by hand, 8% of the masks with face shield alone and 17% of the masks with goggles only had contaminating bacteria from aerosol.
These products provide the wearer protection from ballistic the face shield and body shield offer Level IIIA protection (9-millimeter and .44-magnum pistol).
These latex-free products include disposable eye shields, face shields, solid side shields, facemasks with splash shields, protective goggles, and protective glasses.
In addition, the face shield fogs up on a cool day, its shape distorts depth perception, and its bulk is clumsy and intrusive.
To act on the petition, the commission would have to declare that a batting helmet without the face shield is a "hazardous substance" simply because it could be made safer.
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.