Public safety personnel including EMS, Police and Correctional Officers are faced with a unique dilemma. While performing the responsibilities of their jobs, all are in jeopardy of contracting infections when exposed to cross-contamination from individuals who may cough, sneeze, bleed, defecate, expectorate, urinate or vomit while in their care. Staphylococcus including MRSA, herpes and hepatitis viruses are just a few of the infectious agents that have been identified.
The prudent and routine use of disinfecting agents and hand sanitizers is known to significantly reduce the chances for cross-contamination. Personal protection equipment and devices such as gloves and masks can help to provide a degree of protection.
Micro-Scientific® is the leading supplier of products and systems used to reduce the chances for exposure to these infectious agents.