Topic Category: personal protective equipment

E. Contaminated Laundry

Laundering requirements for contaminated laundry (reusable gowns and towels) that have 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 […]

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. Gowns must comply with, and be laundered according to, OSHA and the DBC’s Minimum Standards […]

C. Eye Protection

In order to protect the eyes from exposure from splashing, spattering of infectious material, aerosols, chemicals and other potential eye hazards, all DHCP must wear one of the approved forms of eye protection. OSHA and the DBC’s Minimum Standards for Infection Control, eye protection requirements: […]

B. Face Masks

DHCP must wear face masks in order to protect themselves from exposure to infectious organisms spread through inhaling aerosol spray. Aerosols from a patient’s mouth are created when using handpieces, air-water syringes, ultrasonic scalers, etc.  Also a concern are splashes and splatter that may come from […]

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 devices and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Examination gloves are the […]

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