Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Any type of sharp objects such as needles, can expose you or co-workers to these bloodborne pathogens. To limit you and your co-workers from potentially infectious materials we have Bloodborne protection and personal protection kits plus supplies to protect you from harmful and infectious materials.
WHAT REPRESENTS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT? Personal Protective Equipment includes clothing and equipment worn by an individual during any type of activity which may result in exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Personal protective equipment always starts with gloves but may also include gowns, face shields, eye protection and pocket masks.
- Latex gloves and gowns - protect your skin and hands from coming into contact with blood.
- Face Shield and eye protection - prevent blood from entering the mucous membranes through the eyes, nose or mouth.
- Pocket Mask - a pocket mask refers to any one of many types of devices used while performing CPR or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.