Having and owning PPE is only half the battle nowadays. It isn’t enough to simply put a mask on and use gloves to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Like any safety equipment, you need to know how to use it correctly so that it can help protect you the way it is meant to. At CHARNAUD, we want you to understand that improperly wearing your mask or gloves could negate the entire point of wearing them entirely.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When it Comes to Using Your PPE Safely

If you are looking to stock up on PPE for your employees, then training them in how to use them properly is of equal importance. Just as training is essential for specialized thermal suits, so too will it be necessary for gloves and masks, so remember to follow the tips in this blog:

5 Tips For Mask & Glove Use

How to wear a glove and mask seems so straightforward that many people don’t even realize they’re doing it wrong. With these five tips, you’ll use your gloves and masks more effectively.

Mask & Glove Use Tip #1: Wash Your Hands Before & After Putting on a Mask or Glove

Nothing can replace the value of washing your hands. The hot water and soap combination remove the virus from your hand and kill it at the same time. Properly washing your hands before you put on your gloves or a mask is the first step to effective use.

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Mask & Glove Use Tip #2: Avoid Touching The Mask or Your Face

Even with gloves on, it is not okay to touch the mask or your face. If you absolutely need to readjust it, do so by the straps, not the cloth that sits over your face. Putting your mask on by only touching the straps is how you properly put it on, so adjust it the same way.

Mask & Glove Use Tip #3: Ensure the Mask Fits Over Nose and Mouth

Your mask needs to be placed over your nose and mouth to be most effective. If you have trouble breathing, it is important to find a more breathable mask from our range of COVID-19 PPE that suits your needs.

Mask & Glove Use Tip #4: Do Not Cross Contaminate When Wearing Gloves

Wearing gloves does not mean the virus cannot touch your hands. If you touch a door handle, the bacteria and any viruses on that door handle will transfer to the glove. Don’t touch your face, avoid touching your phone or keys, and safely dispose of the gloves. Wash your hands after you dispose of these gloves in case you touch the outside.

CHARNAUD are World Leaders in PPE & Safety Wear

Use your PPE effectively, and don’t stop washing your hands or disinfecting your workplace, because it is only the combined effort that will work to keep your employees, customers, and yourself safe. Contact us to find out more.

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