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This biohazard assessment guide is designed to show the most appropriate protective coverall for use against potentially infected blood and body fluids.
A protective single use coverall is one part of a system of protection for use against potentially infected blood and body fluids. A proper system of protection, including respiratory protection consistent with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134, eye and face protection, examination gloves, boot/shoe covers and over aprons are needed in addition to the coverall. The overall design of this system of protection ensures that no worker skin is exposed and that contact with the blood or body fluids is minimized or eliminated based on the level of risk and exposure.
Healthcare workers must be properly trained and show proficiency in the use of PPE, primarily in safe donning and doffing.
The recommendations provided in this guide are consistent with the guidance provided by OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described in the OSHA PPE Selection Matrix for Occupational Exposure to Ebola Virus.
The guidance describes protective coveralls in three basic performance areas.