Your Guide to PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

We’re now well into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s been a lot of talk about what kills the virus and how to stay safe. One of the key factors in keeping you and others safe is personal protection equipment (PPE), and that goes for many viruses and health hazards you may encounter while cleaning.

To help you better understand PPE, what it is, how it’s used, and which products can work for your situation, we’ve developed this short, simple guide.

What Is PPE?

Personal protection equipment can include any products designed to protect you from biohazards in your environment. While it is used widely by professional cleaners, medical professionals, and other experts, it’s also useful in residential settings. During COVID-19, the typical PPE examples have been face masks and gloves, but there are plenty of other options as well.

  • Facial shields are used to prevent liquids and aerosolized particles from reaching your face. They’re used primarily in industrial and surgical settings.
  • Smocks, or PPE garments, are loose-fitting gowns that go over your clothes in order to protect your body and clothing from spills, splashes, hazardous chemicals, and other contaminants.
  • Goggles or glasses are common forms of PPE seen in professional settings that feature particles or debris that could pierce or irritate the eye.

PPE Products In the Sani-Chem Store

Sani-Chem aims to be your one-stop shop for all things related to cleaning supplies. That includes personal protection equipment! We’ve got top-of-the-line products that can suit your needs, whether you’re a homeowner seeking protection while you tidy up or a professional cleaner who needs industrial-grade chemical protection. These are just some of our favorites.

Dual Readers Safety Glasses

From KleenGuard, the Dual Readers Safety Glasses feature anti-scratch polycarbonate lenses that offer 99.9% protection from harmful sun rays. A self-adjusting nose pad allows users to wear the glasses at their comfort level, and frame and lenses are designed to protect from high impact velocity.

T-Style Isolation Smock

This T-Style Isolation Smock is a non-surgical gown made of polyethylene. It is designed for easy wear, with its rear perforated for simple, hassle-free removal. It’s a full-length, long-sleeved gown designed for use in cleaning settings rather than surgical theaters. However, it is approved by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization to provide minimal protection against viral spread and infection.

Sani-Chem offers a wide variety of personal protection equipment, including disposable gloves, gowns, safety glasses, facial shields, and more. Contact us for more information or simply visit our online shop and browse the available options.