Why Is PPE Important?

Why Is PPE Important?

Personal protective equipment, often abbreviated as PPE, is an important part of the workplace as it aims to protect workers from serious injury or illness. PPE use has surged because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, corporations should always encourage PPE usage to protect workers from all types of occupational hazards.  Hospitals and healthcare facilities, along…

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Elements of a Respiratory Protection Program

Workplaces, including manufacturing, biochemical production, construction, research and other industries, may expose workers to airborne contaminants. Having the right personal protective equipment (PPE) and a respiratory protection program can help keep your team safe. When Is a Respiratory Protection Program Needed? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates employers to implement a written respiratory…

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Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re nearing the summer months or preparing for the next flu season to hit your workplace, it’s important to ensure the safety of your employees and patrons. Doing so will build trust while preventing the spread of harmful diseases and illnesses. But to get started, it’s crucial to understand the difference between cleaning vs.…

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Most Important PPE to Return to Work

Most Important PPE to Return to Work

As people are returning to work amid COVID-19, it is now more crucial than ever to have the right types of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to keep employees safe. But what types of PPE are most important for employees to have when they return to work? This article will break down what PPE rules…

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6 Workplace Safety Tips to Share With Your Team

6 Workplace Safety Tips to Share With Your Team

Sharing workplace safety tips on posters, in manuals and newsletters and as part of meetings reinforces the message that safety is important in your workplace and gives employees the tools they need to stay safe on the job. Some safety tips are universal across industries. 6 Safety Tips for the Workplace Safety in the workplace…

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How to Store PPE

If your business needs personal protective equipment (PPE), you’re likely buying in bulk, which makes correct PPE storage essential. SUNLINE Supply can ensure you have the right amount of PPE for every need. With this guide, we present some best practices to ensure your protective gear is well-organized and stored properly. The Importance of Proper…

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Properly Donning and Doffing PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products intended to protect the wearer against germs and viruses. For medical purposes, proper use of PPE can minimize germ spreading, reduce the risk of infection in healthcare providers and prevent dangerous exposure to other patients. However, these protection products are only effective when used appropriately. PPE is an umbrella…

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What Is a Culture of Safety?

A culture of safety is a proactive way to prevent injuries while promoting enhanced responsibility, health and safety at your company. A safety culture is holistic, combining processes, mindsets, goals, attitudes, approaches and training to make a company’s health and safety program a regular part of your organization at every level. Why Is a Culture…

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How Do You Know If a Product Is FDA-Approved?

How Do You Know If a Product Is FDA-Approved?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has regulatory authority over a broad scope of products. The FDA’s regulatory jurisdiction may align closely with other government agencies, making it challenging for consumers to know which agency is responsible for approving specific products.  Generally, the FDA is responsible for regulating food, medical devices, drugs and biologics, cosmetics,…

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How PPE Enhances Food Service Safety

Anyone handling ready-to-serve foods is required to wear specific forms of PPE. Taking this extra level of precaution helps to limit the spread of germs coming from raw foods, preparation surfaces and employees. Personal protective equipment also helps to prevent accidents in kitchens and high-traffic areas. Take care of your workers and customers by investing…

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What is the Difference Between Antibody vs. Antigen Testing?

Antigen vs. Antibody Tests As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and worldwide, people need answers to questions about their health. If they’re experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone contagious, they need reliable ways to determine whether they have become infected. If they believe they may have gotten…

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How Is PPE Tested? Standards, Performance and Examinations

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is gear individuals wear to protect themselves from illness or injury on the job. PPE includes objects such as masks, gloves, face shields and gowns, which create a barrier between the person wearing them and hazardous materials or infectious agents. Employees working in the health care, construction, food and drink, education…

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