The pandemic months with COVID-19 reinforced the importance of having personal protective equipment (PPE) available to everyone. Healthcare workers during that time had an almost 12-time higher risk of testing positive for the virus, and those without PPE were 23% higher than that.
Although we often think of PPE as something for healthcare or food-related settings, every business and industry can benefit from this resource. When worn correctly, personal protective equipment functions as a barrier between you and infectious materials, including bacterial and viral contaminants.
Proper PPE protection prevents unwanted items from contacting your skin, eyes, nose, or mouth.