CR 317

To Reuse or Not to Reuse, That Is The Question

Wednesday, May 25 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Topic:

Safety

Presenter: S. Lovasic, Technical/R&D, DuPont Protection Technologies, Richmond, VA.

When selecting PPE, industrial hygienists have the option of reusable vs. limited use PPE. This presentation will provide an overview of key strengths, weaknesses, performance requirements, effects and risks of repeated decontamination, cleaning, and/or sterilization of PPE for reuse. Understanding these trade-offs will aid the IH to select PPE to truly match their hazard scenarios.