The Importance Of A Biohazard Suit, And When It Should Be Used
Have you heard about Ebola? This is a common illness in Africa, but it’s recently made its way over to the United States. Yes, the president said this would never happen, but everyone’s wrong occasionally, especially when it comes to politicians. If you’ve heard about the recent Ebola outbreak, i’m sure you’ve also heard about the nurse who didn’t have her biohazard suit on properly? If she would have, the terrible disease would not have affected her.
Is this her fault? That she suffered this terrible disease? It certainly isn’t. It’s the fault of the hospital for not giving her the proper training when it came to putting on the biohazard suit. So you see, this isn’t just about buying one, it’s also about putting it on properly, and learning how to. Be sure that you find the right instructor, before putting yourself in a dangerous situation.
They’re other situations were a bio hazard suit might be appropriate. Are you working around dangerous substances? If so, you’re putting your health at risk, as much as you would be, if you’re working around ill people. An example of a bio hazard we might work around, but that can be dangerous to our health, is asbestos. This is something that we might have to remove from a building at work, as it’s no longer being put into building. If you’d like to avoid the chance of developing lung cancer, then you should probably wear a biohazard suit.
Bio hazard suits can feel uncomfortable. They cover all of the body, so it can become hot. This is true, but it’s worth wearing because of the important service it provides. It can also be annoying, not being able to itch your nose, or cover your face when you cough, but these are things you will get used to after working in a biohazard suit for a while.
Bio hazard suits typically come in yellow, but are sometimes differently colored then this. The color doesn’t effect the level of protection. So, it’s one less thing to worry about. It probably won’t be that adorable shade of pink you put on your lips this morning, but looking not so fashionable is worth it, when it means you’re protecting your body.
If you notice that there’s a tear in the fabric, or that someone doesn’t have theirs on right, this isn’t a time to panic. It’s a time to seek medical attention right away. Especially when it comes to diseases, like Ebola, the faster you catch it, the better the chance that you’ll survive it. If you’re a hospital worker, then you’ll have access to loads of doctors, so be sure you grab the attention of one. The hospital might be liable if they give you a broken suit. So, feel free to sue.
I hope you take all the important steps you need to take to protect yourself from all the hazards that might invade your work environment. Staying healthy isn’t so hard when you have the right supplies to do so. If you’re working with something dangerous, it’s time to think about bio hazard suits.
Author : Aria Meyer is a freelance writer and an active blogger. She writes mainly about fashion and technology, but she also writes about other topics too. She is currently working with several eCommerce websites to help them with content. Aria got her Bachelor Degree from Cal State Long Beach and currently living in Walnut, CA. Right now, she is working closely with ESafetySupplies to help them grow the marketing department.