Personal Protective Equipment & Infection Control Products
Personal protective equipment (PPE) can significantly reduce risk of bloodborne pathogens exposure by providing a protective barrier against exposure.
Our PPE, Infection Control, and Patient Care Supplies Protect You and Your Patients
We offer you the following PPE, infection control products, and patient supplies:
Personal Protective Equipment
- Exam gloves
- Protective eyewear
- Face masks
- Control cover gowns for providers
Infection Control Products
- Hand sanitizers
- Hard surface disinfectants
- Gowns and robes for patients
- Exam room supplies
- First aid kits
Equipment for Personal Protection
As an employer, you must provide appropriate PPE such as appropriate gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection to workers who are occupationally exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials, according to OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1030).
PPE must be:
- Available in appropriate sizes
- Readily accessible or issued to workers
Control Cover Gowns to Enhance Protection for Workers
Routine patient contact, general cleanup, and other situations with potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens or potentially infectious materials may demand the use of control cover gowns. These gowns are ideal for dental offices, nursing homes, mortuaries, dialysis, and blood centers.
PPE that is comfortable will also help ensure the safety of your workers.
Face Masks to Protect at-Risk Workers
Mucocutaneous exposure to bloodborne pathogens presents a significant risk to healthcare and others workers who come in contact with potentially infectious materials. When addressing facial protection, consider the following:
- Potential exposure to and contact with body fluids
- Amount of potential splashing and spraying
- OSHA’s requirements for protection against bloodborne pathogens
- Airborne infection risks
- Need for protective eyewear
N95 Disposable Particulate Respirators to Protect Against Airborne TB
Safeguard your healthcare workers from airborne Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, with these NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) compliant masks.
Protective Eyewear to Shield From Exposure
OSHA requires that masks or masks in combination with goggles, face shields, or glasses with solid side shields must be worn whenever splashes, spray, spatter, or droplets of blood or other potentially infectious materials may be generated, and eye, nose or mouth contamination can be reasonably anticipated.
Studies have demonstrated that occupational exposure to blood or body fluid contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth poses a great risk. In particular, potential eye exposure is frequently involved. Any situation that may involve splashing or spraying of potentially infectious fluids requires OSHA compliant eyewear.
If you’re heavily exposed to fluids, change your face mask after 20 minutes or more frequently if needed. With normal exposure, change your mask with each new patient or after 1 hour of use.
Sanitizers, Soaps, and Disinfectants
Reducing the risk of contaminated hands and work surfaces is essential to infection control and OSHA compliance. Stericycle offers its customers:
Hand Sanitizers enable you to meet OSHA Standard 1910.1030(d)(2)(iii) with an easy-to-use, no water necessary alternative.
Provide your workers with this effective, one-step solution, ideal for a wide range of environments, including medical and dental offices, veterinary clinics, laboratories, schools, and funeral homes.
Sanizide Hard Surface Disinfectant
Disinfectants are used to used to disinfect environmental surfaces (ie, non-living objects).This quaternary ammonium compound provides an intermediate level disinfectant in higher concentrations.This allows the product to capitalize on a low toxicity level, and better efficacy.
Exam Room Supplies
The right gauze sponges and alcohol prep pads help reduce the risk of microorganism transmission.