Fundamentals of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Clinical Laboratories
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Laboratory safety is essential when working with potentially harmful materials and other hazards. The intent of using personal protective equipment (PPE) is to create a barrier between you and hazards, minimizing exposures that can cause injuries and illnesses.
This course highlights the importance of why and when to use PPE to help keep you safe, as well as considerations for using PPE effectively.
This course was not designed to provide laboratory-specific applications of PPE. Please refer to your supervisor and/or standard operating procedures (SOPs) for detailed guidance on this matter.
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What You'll Learn
- Describe how PPE helps protect laboratory professionals
- Recognize the hazards and risks associated with laboratory procedures
- Identify options, limitations, and considerations for selecting appropriate PPE
- Select appropriate PPE options for given clinical laboratory scenarios