Selecting Personal Protective Equipment
A recent graphic created by Dr. Phil Harber, Prof. of Public Health, University of Arizona and Prof. Emeritus, UCLA
illustrates the decision-making in selecting personal protective equipment. In choosing the right protection, consider these factors:
- Location: Are you outdoors? Indoors in a small space?
- Degree of solitude: Will you be interacting with other individuals?
- Task: For healthcare workers, does your activity involve close interaction with known/suspected COVID-19 patients or expose you to aerosols generated by known/suspected COVID-19 patients?
Choosing appropriate PPE may be life-saving for some, and may also help conserve PPE for those who most need it.
For additional information on selecting PPE: https://safetyservices.ucdavis.edu/sites/default/files/documents/ppeguide.pdf