CONTAMINANT: EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE
ORGIN: Moldex Technical Services Department
DATE: October 7, 2014
REVIEWED: July 2015
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa.
According to the CDC, Ebola spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing, needles, syringes) contaminated with these fluids.
Healthcare workers and others who may be exposed to people with Ebola should wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection. The selection of appropriate PPE, including but not limited to respiratory protection, is the responsibility of the end-user and must be made following a thorough hazard assessment of the work tasks and the environment. The end user must also insure that individuals are properly trained in the donning, doffing, use and disposal of PPE to avoid contamination. Consult with local authorities before undertaking any control or response activitie.
This Tech Brief is not a substitute for the guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and your local health authority. Please consult their websites for the most current information and infection control procedures regarding EVD.
CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
WHO – http://who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/
Moldex manufactures respirators to the highest ASTM level of fluid resistance on the market – 160mm Hg.
Where NIOSH certified respirators are used, this should be in conjunction with a comprehensive respiratory protection program in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 29 CFR 1910.134 as a minimum. This includes but is not limited to medical evaluation, training and fit testing.
Please download this pdf for furthure information: Moldex Tech Brief: Ebola Virus Disease
WARNING: The information contained in this document is dated and was accurate to the best of Moldex’s knowledge, on the date above. It is not meant to be comprehensive, nor is it intended to be used in place of the warning/use instructions that accompany Moldex respirators. Outside of the USA, check with all applicable and local government regulations.
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