Reduce the Spread of Germs with Face Shields and Sneeze Guards

During the coronavirus pandemic reducing the spread of germs is mission-critical. Personal protective equipment (PPE) like face shields and protective shields for counters and desks help reduce the spread of germs by creating a barrier to saliva, splashes and droplets.

Using Engineering Controls to Reduce Germ Spread in Your Facility

Engineering controls are changes to the physical environments where employees work. They include a range of options for reducing germ-spread, from re-configuring work stations to implementing protective shields when increasing the distance between workers is not possible.

This includes any facility where employees must work closely together, but is especially important to help reduce germ-spread in manufacturing facilities. Protective shields for desks, sneeze guards for counters, curtains and other physical barriers must be made with impermeable materials such as plastic or acrylic.

Using PPE to Reduce Germ Spread and Help Protect Workers

Clear plastic face shields can help provide full face coverage as a barrier against saliva, splashes and droplets when worn with disposable face masks or cloth face masks.

Face shields and regular face masks do not offer filtration protection from airborne particles. However, face shields are ideal for wearing with PPE for filtration such as KN95 respirators or cloth face masks with added filters.

In some instances plastic face shields may be required, for example in situations where airborne chemicals can cling to face coverings and create a hazard for employees.

Keep track of plastic face shields and other PPE with chemical-resistant asset tags that stand up to sanitizing with common household disinfectants.