The COVID-19 pandemic has normalized, and in many cases mandated, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), like masks and gloves, in indoor settings. However, many people don’t consider the proper removal and disposal of PPE when using it.
PPE should be treated as infectious waste, so why is it okay to dispose of it in regular, open-top garbage cans? Now that wearing PPE inside businesses is mandatory in many parts of the country, it’s important for businesses to have a closed-lid, hygienic PPE disposal unit.
This infographic outlines the risks of improper PPE disposal, and how switching to touch-free PPE disposal can help prevent the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria, and promote proper hygiene.