According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), fatalities and injuries among the nation’s workers are substantially reduced with the use of personal protective equipment
(PPE). It is estimated that 20 million workers use PPE on a regular basis to protect themselves and others from job hazards. PPE protects workers from death; disabling injuries and illnesses; and the specific threats of exposures to certain airborne biological particles, chemical agents, splashes, and head hazards.
Types of PPE include:
- Goggles or face shields
- Masks or respirators
PPE is known to prevent the spread and transmission of:
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