Personnel should work protected by PPE in order to critically prevent percutaneous and permucosal exposure to blood and other potentially hazardous materials.
Safe work practices, appropriate mechanics and engineering controls will also improve worker safety. Each type of activity requires a certain type of protection for implementation.
In the material cleaning and decontamination area, it is necessary to use the following PPE: eye or face protector; cap; mask; exclusive clothing; plastic apron; thick, long latex gloves; and rubber boots or waterproof footwear protectors.
In the material conditioning, packaging, preparation and sterilization area, the PPE will be divided by activity:
For review of the cleaning and conditioning of medical instruments and devices, the following is necessary: simple latex gloves, cap and exclusive clothes.
For professionals who work with autoclaves or stoves, the following is necessary: thermal protective gloves, cap and exclusive clothes.
Other activities require a cap and exclusive clothes.
In the area for storage of sterile material, the following is required: exclusive clothes and a cap. In the disinfection or chemical sterilization area, the PPE used will depend on the method used. See the specific PPE in the description of each method.
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