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Face shield

Face shield

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A face shield is a protective device worn over the face to protect the wearer from potential hazards such as splashes, sprays, and droplets of bodily fluids. Face shields are typically made of a transparent plastic material such as polycarbonate or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). They are designed to cover the entire face, including the eyes, nose, and mouth, and may be secured to the head with straps or a headband.

Face shields are used in healthcare settings to protect healthcare workers from exposure to infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and other airborne contaminants. They are also used in other industries, such as food service and manufacturing, to protect workers from hazardous chemicals, dust, and other airborne contaminants.

Face shields provide an additional layer of protection when worn with other personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and goggles. They are an important part of a comprehensive PPE program and should be used in conjunction with other PPE to help reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases and other airborne contaminants.

When selecting a face shield, it is important to choose one made of a material that is resistant to splashes and sprays and durable and comfortable to wear. It should also be large enough to cover the entire face, including the eyes, nose, and mouth.

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Use of Face Shields for Source Control. Retrieved from
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2020). Personal Protective Equipment. Retrieved from