Topic Category: personal protective equipment

E. Contaminated Laundry

Laundry (reusable gowns and towels) that has been soiled with blood or other potentially infectious materials, or may contain sharps must be handled according to Cal/OSHA BBP standards: The employer shall ensure that employees who have contact with contaminated laundry wear heavy duty nitrile gloves […]

D. Gowns

In order to protect the skin and underclothing from exposure to potentially infectious material, all DHCP must wear protective gowns in the DHS. These gowns may be disposable or reusable. According to OSHA and the DBC’s Minimum Standards for Infection Control, gowns must be: Made […]

C. Eye Protection

In order to protect the eyes from exposure to potentially infectious material, all DHCP must wear one of the approved forms of eye protection. According to OSHA and the DBC’s Minimum Standards for Infection Control, eye protection must have solid front and side protection, and […]

B. Masks

In order to protect the themselves from exposure to infectious organisms spread through inhaling aerosol spray from handpieces, air-water syringes, and/or splashes, all DHCP are required to wear masks when performing the following: patient treatment procedures, disinfecting, and when cleaning and sterilizing contaminated instruments. Masks […]

A. Gloves

There are several different types of gloves DHCP must use in the DHS. The specific type of glove used depends on the procedure being performed. Gloves are considered medical devised and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Examination gloves are the most […]