Components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Information on specific components of PPE. Including gloves, gowns, shoe covers, head covers, masks, respirators, eye protection, face shields, and goggles.

  • Gloves
    Gloves help protect you when directly handling potentially infectious materials or contaminated surfaces.

  • Gowns
    Gowns help protect you from the contamination of clothing with potentially infectious material.

  • Shoe and Head Covers
    Shoe and head covers provide a barrier against possible exposure within a contaminated environment.

  • Masks and Respirators
    Surgical masks help protect your nose and mouth from splattered of body fluids, respirators filter the air before you inhale it.

  • Other Face and Eye Protection
    Goggles help protect only your eyes from splatters. A face shield provides splatter protection to facial skin, eyes, nose, and mouth.


Updated Tuesday, 29-Jan-2019 20:23:38 CST