How Face Shields Facilitate Infectious Disease Control

In Pharmaceutical, Medical

Marlin Steel on November 24, 2020

Many infectious diseases are spread via respiratory droplets that are transmitted when someone with a virus coughs or sneezes. When another person close by inhales the droplet or touches a contaminated surface and then touches their mouth, eyes, or nose, they run the risk of becoming infected.

There are a few things that can help control the spread of infectious diseases. For instance, PPE equipment like face shields are an integral part of helping slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 and others. 

Let's address some of the ways a Marlin Steel face shield can be just what you need for infectious disease control.

What Are Face Shields?

Face shields are items of personal protective equipment (PPE) used to protect a person's face  from hazardous materials, such as potentially infectious bodily fluids, chemical splashes, and other debris.

Take a look at the video we provide to demonstrate the quality and flexibility of Marlin's disposable face shields.

Face shields are often used in the medical and dental industries, as well as law enforcement.

How Do Face Shields Facilitate Infectious Disease Control?

Well-made Marlin Steel face shields have curved plastic panels that cover the wearer’s face so their mouth, eyes, and nose are protected from splatter that may be a threat to their health.

Face shields ensure that the wearer doesn't touch their face to prevent further exposure to contaminants. Investigators with Duke University Medical Center recently argued in the article "Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology" that “face shields provide better coverage of the face, as compared to masks, thus reducing the risk of self-contamination."  

Face shields are also easy to wipe down with disinfectant cleaners in the event that they come into contact with droplets released when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

If a wearer wants to reduce the risk of cross contamination by replacing their face shield with a new one after they come in contact with an infected person, they can easily toss one of Marlin Steel's disposable face shields in a hazardous waste basket. Then, they can pick up a fresh face shield to use before they come into contact with anyone else.

With a PPE face shield, essential workers who are more likely to come into contact with a contaminated individual can stay protected.

Marlin Steel Can Provide The PPE For Your Infectious Disease Control Solution

Marlin Steel has prioritized making sturdy, comfortable, and safe PPE equipment to contribute to the COVID-19 pandemic response. They make their face shields readily available along with ventilator components, custom stainless steel test tube racks for testing, and PPE goggles. 

All Marlin products are made of high-quality materials that can aid in infectious disease control.

Contact them today to get your American-made PPE equipment!

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Author: Marlin Steel
Marlin Steel
Marlin Steel is a leading manufacturer of custom‐engineered products from steel wire and sheet metal. Its industrial material handling containers serve many industries including aerospace, defense, medical and automotive.

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