The degree of comfort of personal protective equipment (PPE) was investigated in an automobile encapsulating plant. Up to 96.2% of employees used one or a combination of PPE. Only 8% of the workers felt their respirators were comfortable, 30% tolerated their respirators, and 62% rated them as uncomfortable. The percentage of employees who rated their PPE (other than a respirator) as comfortable...
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Universal Precautions (UP) compliance in the operating room (OR). DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. Trained observers recorded information about (1) personal protective equipment used by OR staff; (2) eyewear, glove, or gown breaks; (3) the nature of sharps transfers; (4) risk-taking behaviors of the OR staff; and (5) needlestick injuries and other blood and bodyf...
Santiago J. Barro Torres,
Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés,
Héctor J. Pérez-Iglesias,
Carlos J. Escudero,
The use of personal protective equipment (PPEs) in the construction industry is necessary to guarantee the safety of the workers. However, this equipment is not usually worn properly. Nowadays, the only control performed over the use of PPEs consists of a visual inspection. This paper introduces a novel cyberphysical system (CPS) to check in real time how the PPEs are worn by the workers. In or...
Ronaldo André Castelo dos S de Almeida,
Marcelo Motta Veiga,
Francisco José de Castro Moura Duarte,
Luiz Antônio Meirelles,
Lilian Bechara Elabras Veiga,
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is considered the last preferred solution to an Occupational Safety Health (OSH) system. Brazilian OSH legislation assumes and requires PPE usage to neutralize the possibility of pesticide contamination. This study examines the inadequacy of the PPE used in a tomato crop, particularly from the standpoint of thermal comfort. This study made observations regard...
:Infection control and hospital epidemiology1999
L E Kim,
R L Parks,
P B L'Ecuyer,
D B Jeffe,
B A Evanoff,
V J Fraser,
To evaluate Universal Precautions (UP) compliance in the operating room (OR).
Prospective observational cohort. Trained observers recorded information about (1) personal protective equipment used by OR staff; (2) eyewear, glove, or gown breaks; (3) the nature of sharps transfers; (4) risk-taking behaviors of the OR staff; and (5) needlestick injuries and other blood and body-...
Neville Q. Verlander,
An outbreak of avian influenza (H7N3) among poultry resulted in laboratory-confirmed disease in 1 of 103 exposed persons. Incomplete use of personal protective equipment (PPE) was associated with conjunctivitis and influenza-like symptoms. Rigorous use of PPE by persons managing avian influenza outbreaks may reduce exposure to potentially hazardous infected poultry materials.
Seong Mi Lim,
Won Chul Cha,
Minjung Kathy Chae,
Ik Joon Jo,
In this study, we aimed to describe the processes of both the donning and the doffing of personal protective equipment for Ebola and evaluate contamination during the doffing process.
We recruited study participants among physicians and nurses of the emergency department of Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea. Participants were asked to carry out doffing and donning proce...
Irene Figà Talamanca,
To determine the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among pregnant greenhouse workers in Italy and to identify risk factors related to the non-use of appropriate preventive measures.
A structured questionnaire was administered by trained interviewers, to Italian female greenhouse workers regarding their use of PPE and the occurrence of adverse pregnancy outcomes in their f...
:American journal of infection control2015
Sarah Van Hoof,
In the current era of emerging pathogens such as Ebola virus, removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial to reduce contamination of health care workers. However, current removal practices are not well described. We undertook a systematic evaluation of health care worker removal of PPE for contact isolation to examine variation in removal procedures. Findings indicate that under u...