Safety

FDA posts healthcare PPE information

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 30, 2005

A new series of Web pages on personal protective equipment (PPE) and patient care appeared on the Food and Drug Administration Web site on December 12. The information covers general PPE instructions and restrictions on purchasing, re-using, cleaning, sharing, and disposing of PPE in healthcare settings.

There are individual pages for

PPE and influenza

masks and N95 respirators

medical gloves

surgical gowns

Each page provides a link to search for FDA-approved PPE.

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