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Consumable Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) For Workplace Health & SafetyImage of Operators Donning PPE

Given the many outbreaks over the last few years,  many have grown concerned over the potential spread of additional  viruses such as ebola, RSV and covid.

The best course of action is to educate the public about the products and personal protective equipment that can minimize the risk of exposure and keep individuals safe.

To protect the safety of healthcare workers, P.P.E. (personal protective equipment) serves a dual purpose. When when used properly, P.P.E. can represent the first line of defense against contact transfer to patients from pathogens such as MRSA, HIV, Hepatitis C and C. diff.

Personal Protective Equipment comes in many forms, and when used properly in conjunction with each other, has the ability to greatly mitigate your risk of cross-contamination.

Protective apparel is all designed to work together to guard against infectious elements and cross contaminating. They are offered in different materials, thicknesses and styles to provide the wearer with the appropriate gear for the application.

MDS Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of these personal safety products designed to prevent exposure and maximize protection. With advanced knowledge and resources, it is possible to protect yourself and others in and out of the workplace so everyone returns home safe at the end of the day.

Ensuring Workplace Safety 

Appropriate protective gear is essential to ensuring safety and compliance for all health care workers and disposable Isolation gowns are the base for any protective equipment. Our gowns provide the added benefit of innovative knit cuffs coupled with a thumb loop to prevent sleeve  rise and exposing your skin. The most common gowns used have back panels that wearers slide into and adjust/tie but over-the-head gowns are typically used in emergency situations.


Protective gowns are offered in different fluid-resistant fabrics such as spunbond polypropylene, SMS/multi-ply, polyethylene, PE-coated, spunlace and microporous laminate. The fabrics used can range in protection from basic or routine contamination control, to high-risk, high-level infection control for the maximum protection against exposure.

Rated or Not?

Many hospitals are now requiring that their healthcare providers use gowns that conform to AAMI PB70 Guidelines. Under AAMI Guidelines, protective apparel must meet minimum performance standards for strength, barrier protection and fluid resistance to ensure the safety of healthcare workers and patients from microbial contamination. Isolation type barrier gowns are often accompanied with disposable gloves, shoe covers, shoe covers and bouffant caps.

When working with high-level infectious or hazardous agents where chemicals or permeation is a concern, operators may wear limited-use chemical or encapsulated suits. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and OSHA have defined four levels of chemical protection based on chemical suit designs as Level A, Level B, Level C and Level D.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed standards that include NFPA 1991 for Vapor-Protective Ensemble and NFPA 1992 for Liquid Splash-Protective Ensemebles for Hazardous Emergencies. Typically limited-use chemical-resistant suits are worn along with respirators, specialized chemical-resistant hand protection such as  neoprene gloves or butyl gloves and chemical-resistant boots.

Adapt P.P.E. According to Workplace Environment

Different levels of protection depend on the contamination control warranted for your environment

Image of Disposable Isolation GownsLAB COATS & JACKETS

In addition to the Disposable Barrier Gowns, MDS also carries a variety of outerwear suitable for other environments. A more controlled setting may call for a Disposable Protective Lab Coat that are available with elastic cuffs, knit cuffs, snap front, Velcro® and with or without pockets.


Work may require Disposable Protective Coveralls that feature full coverage of inner clothing.  Disposable coveralls are available with attached hoods and booties. These protective apparel barriers are further enhanced by wearing Disposable Sleeve Protectors that can be added as another layer of barrier protection for the wrist and forearm area or worn over bare skin.


Disposable Bouffant/Hair Caps and/or beard covers are dual-purpose and recommended in many settings. They gather and contain hair, protect the operator from working contents and the working field from hair and skin flake contamination. 


For complete head to toe protection use Disposable Shoe Covers that fit over boots and/or large athletic shoes. Disposable shoe/boot covers are available in many configurations, materials, sizes, colors and with plain and anti-skid type bottoms. 


For increased protection we also provide many varieties of Disposable Gloves and many types of Chemical-Resistant Gloves. MDS also provides personal safety products for Respiratory Protection as well as Disposable Face Shields.

Use of these products will improve your safety in the workplace and help safeguard your team from the most common lapses in protection from infectious bacteria.

 Markets of Specific Risk Warranting Personal Protection Equipment
  • HazMat/Hazardous Waste
  • Patient Transport (EMS) & Emergency Service (EMT)
  • Hospitals/Out-Patient, Immediate Care, Surgi-Centers
  • Undertakers/Coroner Office
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Nuclear Services
  • Dental Medicine/Dental Institutions
  • Infectious Waste Handling
  • Tattoo/Piercing
  • Medical Research & Infectious Disease

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