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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Industrial hygienists and other safety professionals now have expanded options in the area of disposable protective clothing. This expanded product offering should allow users to optimize the disposable portion of their PPE programs by choosing garments that offer the necessary level of comfort and protection at the desired cost.
TechNavio's report, Global Chemical Protective Clothing Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
The protective clothing requirements are based on the nature of the hazardous substances to which workers could potentially be exposed.
• Global industrial protective clothing demand was 2,519.4 million square meters in 2013 and is expected to reach 5,048.4 million square meters by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 10.7% from 2014 to 2020.
Europe accounted for the largest market share in the global chemical protective clothing market, followed by North America.

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