Disposable coveralls are critical items of protective clothing for surgical procedures, maternity wards, emergency departments, as well as other places where exposure to contaminants, or the spreading thereof to patients, is high. At Medical Supplies and Equipment Company, there is a wide selection of disposable coveralls made of breathable, heavy duty polypropylene that will certainly serve to protect medical staff in situations where there are exposure concerns. Disposable polypropylene coveralls, when compared to conventional surgical clothing, have been proven to reduce bacterial contamination of the air of a conventionally ventilated operating room by 62%.
When compared to other items of protective clothing, there a several advantages to wearing disposable coveralls. They are comfortable, lightweight, and durable. The disposable coveralls you see in stock are latex free and are completely fluid proof. Though the coveralls will serve to protect the wearer from contamination and hazardous chemicals, they are also breathable, allowing the wearer to be insulated and not overheat. The disposable coveralls are precision cut to leave extra room and fit easily over street clothes for quick access to the work area. The disposable coveralls feature a full length zipper in the front, elastic gathers in the back for a superior fit, and extra room in the sleeves for easy mobility. The disposable coveralls that MSEC has in stock are ideal for extended wear periods and are comfortable and cost efficient. Most importantly, they will adequately serve to protect the wearer from exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Exposure to toxic agents and hazardous chemicals is a serious risk in the medical profession and necessary to prepare for. Years ago, heightened environmental awareness spurred the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Superfund legislation, as well as other government agencies whose goals are to inform the public of hazardous chemicals as well as pass and enforce laws to protect people from such chemicals. In 1986 the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act was passed, requiring the federal government to identify chemicals considered to be hazardous. It also authorized the creation of Local Emergency Preparedness Councils (LEPC) and ordered local manufacturers to notify the corresponding LEPC of the existence of all listed chemicals within its jurisdiction. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) established safety regulations that addressed employee training and access to emergency treatment information in the form of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). This all goes to expound on the fact that there is a plethora of hazardous chemicals and contaminants that healthcare professionals are exposed to on a daily basis. Though protection against the risks of hazardous-material exposure begins with prevention and contingency planning, for a number of reasons exposures can be inevitable and, therefore, disposable coveralls are simply necessary to have.
In the healthcare profession, disposable coveralls play a crucial role in asepsis by reducing the transfer of bacteria from the skin of the medical staff to the air. In the surgical arena, wearing coveralls and other protective equipment (i.e. surgical masks, hoods, gloves, shoe covers, etc.) is critical because there will always be microorganisms on or in the skin, even after conducting strict hygienic and sterilization procedures. This protective clothing will not only help keep bacteria from entering surgical sites, but will also protect staff members from blood, urine, saline, or other chemicals and bodily fluids during surgical procedures.
For disposable coveralls, as well as any protective equipment you need, MSEC can provide it. After browsing our on line catalogue, we invite you to call our customer service department toll free at 1-877-706-4480 if you have any questions or need further assistance. Our medical equipment specialists are standing by to help you.