Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For students, faculty and staff includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Gloves
  2. Laboratory Coats
  3. Safety Glasses with Side Shields
  4. Face Shields/Masks
  5. Goggles
  6. Hoods
  7. Shoe Covers

At minimum, laboratory personnel should wear gloves and a laboratory coat whenever handling biological agents or cells and tissues. Safety glasses, side shields, goggles or face shields shall be worn when these materials could potentially be splashed in the face. Laboratory personnel should wear other PPE as needed or required to prevent infectious materials from reaching their clothes, skin, eyes, mouth, or other mucous membranes.

PPE must be removed prior to leaving the work area and placed in designated areas. PPE must be treated as waste when discarded.