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The usage of disposable protective clothing

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The common materials used in disposable medical protective clothing are polypropylene textile adhesive fabric, new polyester fiber, polymer coated fabric, SMS nonwovens, polyethylene breathable film/nonwoven composite. At present, most of them use polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material to make medical protective clothing, PTFE is a kind of high-performance polymer, which cannot only resist water pressure but also discharge water vapor through micropores.

The article contains following

1,What is the disposable protective clothing

2,Key advantages of disposable protective

3,When and Where Disposable Protective Clothing is Needed

 

1,What is the disposable protective clothing

Disposable protective clothing is International Enviroguard’s specific type of PPE designed to protect the body against chemicals, debris, and various other hazards. Each suite is designed and manufactured to allow the most breathability, along with a full range of motion and enhanced durability, even in the harshest of environments.

 

2,Key advantages of disposable protective clothing

Protective coveralls for short-duration use, often referred to as “disposable protective coveralls”, were designed to protect people, processes and products. These products protect workers against chemical compounds, asbestos, dust and fibres, chemicals used in the agriculture and heavy industry as well as paints and varnishes. They protect demanding production processes and products, e.g. in cleanrooms or in the production of pharmaceuticals, as well as foodstuffs against contamination by staff. In addition, this clothing protects against contact with concentrated organic compounds and inorganic acids and bases as well as salt solutions. Furthermore, penetration tests using blood and virus simulants have shown that the specialised material used to manufacture disposable coveralls protects the wearer from other people’s body fluids and pathogens.

 

Key advantages of disposable protective coveralls including Anti-static Clothing, Body Armor:

 

Very light material which does not restrict the freedom of movement

Guaranteed 100% cleanliness (new coveralls every time)

Excellent protective properties

Long service life

No washing, maintenance or repair costs

Low purchase costs

Small size and low weight (minimum place needed for storage)

Simple disposal process

 

3,When and Where Disposable Protective Clothing is Needed

Bacteria and Infection Control

When workers are exposed to viruses, bacteria, or any pathogen that can cause illness, they may be required to wear PPE. Infectious bacteria can enter the worker by skin contact, ingested by mouth, inhaled through the nose, or vapors that can affect the eyes and other mucous membranes. The fabric used to manufacture the disposable PPE for testing laboratories and health care facilities should also be able to block transmission of contaminants from blood, body fluids, or respiratory secretions.

 

Partner with a manufacturer like International Enviroguard that takes extensive input from medical professionals to design disposable protective apparel with a better fit and performance. These garments work to protect healthcare workers against hazardous materials in real-world infectious disease scenarios. Protective lab coats and coveralls should be manufactured from an impermeable fabric with seams that pass ASTM 1670 and ASTM 1671 guidelines for blood and bloodborne pathogens.

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) used for health care purposes, are deemed a medical device and  must follow FDA's regulations. This includes equipment such as surgical masks and N95 respirators, and some clothing such as medical gowns and gloves.

 

Hazardous Materials and Chemicals

Clean and undamaged protective gloves, coveralls, and eyewear should be used by any employee that handles a cleaning product that is labeled as a skin or respiratory irritant. It the chemicals that are a part of industrial processes that pose the greater threat to workers.

 

In these cases, your company's safety program must provide the proper level and type of protection to meet the specific chemicals and concentration levels. Chemical exposure can occur from chemical drips, light chemical splash, and strong jet sprays under pressure.

 

Refer to the disposable chemical suit manufacturer's product data for information such as:

 

European CE Marking - will indicate a chemical suit’s ability to protect against specific hazards

OSHA Level of Protection1-4- divides personal protective equipment into four categories based on the degree of protection afforded

ASTM Approval - determines through testing the ability of a chemical suit ensemble to transfer liquids or vapors

Environmental Hazards

Many workers will face hazards in the environment as a normal part of daily operations. These include:

 

Dust, airborne fibers, or irritating gases

Heat stress or extreme cold

Human waste or unsanitary conditions

Loud noise or bright lights

Repetitive motions

Confined spaces

Energized circuits

These environmental hazards may simply be a nuisance, or they could pose a danger to workers when they work in these conditions all day. In these cases, workplace safety training on a regular basis can teach employees when they should wear disposable protective clothing or other PPE to minimize the risk of long-term physical or mental damage.

 

Management must look for these hazards and determine who might be harmed and how it could happen. Control measures can be put in place to limit or eliminate exposure. Some examples of a control measure include emergency eye wash stations, easy access to ear plugs, disposable safety gloves and disposable uniforms bins, and a clearly defined process for employees to report a safety concern.

 

Heavy Machinery Operations

Construction sites, factory workers, food and beverage processing, waste water and recycling plants all put workers in contact with heavy-duty equipment that can put workers in direct harm. At other times, worker may be performing duties at heights, near electrical hazards, on slippery surfaces, or near falling objects. Equipment operators may be exposed to hot surfaces, explosions, or caught-in injuries.

 

The only way to protect employees around heavy machinery is to take a risk assessment of all potential hazards during normal work operations.

 

Workers can then be protected with uniforms, steel-toed boots, safety glasses and gloves if needed. Don't underestimate the benefit of workplace uniforms. They can eliminate one of the most common accidents involving industrial machine operations - caught in or struck by moving parts of the equipment.

 

The correct fit of protective clothing in the workplace can help reduce injuries with dangerous equipment. Long shirt sleeves, loose pants, and other outerwear such as jewelry and even long hair can be caught in machines or on sharp edges. Workplace uniforms with cuffed sleeves and fitted ankles allow for the proper amount of body coverage to provide skin protection without the risk of excess fabric that can entangle with moving machinery.


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