In addition to washing your hands often and practicing social distancing, covering your face can slow the spread of coronavirus. If you own or manage a business, requiring your employees to wear face shields will contribute to a healthier environment for clients and workers. Here’s how face shields protect against COVID-19 and more information about how to use them properly.
Why Face Shields Are Beneficial
Face shields cover the eyes, nose, and mouth, preventing workers from becoming exposed to infected droplets or transmitting them to others. Typical face masks only cover the mouth and nose, so if you don’t wear protective glasses or goggles, you may still contract or spread the virus through your eyes.
Face shields are made from durable cellulose acetate or polycarbonate sheets, which are completely clear and allow for perfect visibility. When worn in conjunction with face masks, gloves, and goggles, shields provide even better protection against the spread and contraction of the coronavirus.
How to Wear Them
For face shields to be effective, your employees will need to put them on prior to entering the workplace and wear them throughout the day. Prevent premature deterioration by keeping the shield lowered and taking it off as infrequently as possible. Position the forehead band about one-half inch above your eyebrows, and align the bottom of the shield with your chin.
When not in use, disinfect the shield with germicidal wipes or diluted bleach, and store it in a clean plastic bag.
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