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PPE is an acronym that you’ve likely heard a lot of particularly in terms of items used for and by medical professionals, first responders, and many others. It stands for personal protective equipment, and it’s one crucial way to both stop the spread of germs and bacteria.
What exactly is considered PPE? PPE works as a barrier between an individual’s skin, mouth, nose, or eyes and viral and bacterial infections. In order to be used in a medical setting, most PPE—medical gloves, gowns, and N95 respirators—is regulated by the government agency and must meet their regulations. When used properly and with other infection control practices such as hand-washing, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and covering coughs and sneezes, PPE minimizes the spread of infection from one person to another.
Roxton carries Personal Protective Equipment based on our customer needs and requests. Much like all our products we endeavour to search close to home for solutions but when that is not available we have the world at our fingertips to ensure we are providing cost effective solutions for our customers. Offerings at Roxton centre around shields and masks that offer various forms of flexibility to help keep the wearer and those around them safe.
Masks come in both single use and reusable styles to offer flexibility and choice depending on the requirements of the user. A single use mask is made from various wood pulp substrates and comes in anywhere from one to three layers of protection. Roxton focuses on the triple layer protection for best results. Reusable masks can be made out of a never ending selection of materials Many people turn to crafters or have been making their own masks but that can create issues as they are often ill fitting and thus are incapable of doing the job properly. The alternative material masks that Roxton offers are professionally designed to be form fitting with metal nose bridge plates that ensure a tight fit and reduce fogging for those that wear Glasses.
Shields offer a larger area of coverage and are fully designed to protect the wearer. They offer protection for the eyes, mouth, and nose, which are all key entry points of germs and bacteria. Roxton offers headband models as well as shields that can be worn on a baseball cap.