The COVID-19 pandemic has created a world in which everyone is acutely aware of the risk of infection. However, this risk has been ever present, long before the new virus arrived. Professionals in laboratory or clinical settings have long had to take precautions against pathogens and bodily fluids. CHARNAUD® explains how PPE protects against bodily fluids and why it is so important.
PPE Against Biohazards
PPE provides protection against all kinds of hazards. It is not only heat, electricity and extreme cold that could harm workers as they carry out their duties. Bodily fluids and the pathogens they potentially carry are a major risk for all workers. This hazard is most obvious in the medical field, but firefighters and industrial workers also run the risk of exposure. Injuries in the workplace can lead to exposure to blood and other fluids, increasing the risk of infection from pathogens such as HIV, COVID-19 and many others. It is therefore essential that all workers are protected against bodily fluids.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that there is simply no way of knowing when and where a biohazard may arise. It is therefore essential to have the right PPE available, protecting staff against all eventualities. Chances are that, unless you work in the medical field, the risk of infection is fairly low. However, it pays to be prepared for any eventuality. By choosing well-designed and made PPE, you can guard yourself and your staff against all occupational risks, from heat and injury to possible infection.
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How CHARNAUD® PPE Protects Against Bodily Fluids
In order to protect against biohazards, PPE must provide a strong moisture barrier that can stop fluids from reaching the wearer’s skin. For example, the FIRE-SAFE® Air-Lite Bunker suit includes a breathable, pathogen resistant moisture barriers which is also flame resistant. Firefighters who might be exposed to blood during rescue operations are thus protected, provided they are wearing their jackets, trousers, gloves and boots.
Complete protection against bodily fluids requires workers to ensure that they are fully covered. Jackets, trousers, tunics, headwear, eyewear, gloves and boots work together to protect the wearer against pathogens. CHARNAUD®’s PPE product ranges protect workers from head to toe.
Trust CHARNAUD® for Quality PPE
CHARNAUD® is a supplier of quality PPE for a variety of professions. Contact us for advice and quotations on PPE and how to incorporate it into your safety plans.
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