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Medical Face Shields

Face shields are part of the personal protection equipment(PPE) used to cover the complete face and protect against any external hazardous particle. The face shields provide comprehensive protection to your mouth, nose, and ears. The vented system, reusable headbands, latex-free material, and scratch-resistant shields are some standards while choosing a face shield.
A face shield can be made of polycarbonate, and anti-scratch, impact-resistant, heat, and chemical resistant material. There are international standards that regulate the manufacturing of personal protective equipment like ISO, CE, and FDA.

There can be many variants of face shields. It can be a face shield with goggles and safety glasses or face shields with a mask to add an additional layer of protection to each purpose for different users. In our section on face shields, you can find a face shield according to your work environment.

Why are face shields important?

Face shields are important to wear in the industries where the workers are exposed to the conditions of chemical splatters, blood splashes, or other air particles that can be a potential hazard. In the industries and working environment where there is a high risk of hazardous material penetration for the entire face, face shields must be worn.


The face shields are important for healthcare workers and professionals when they are at risk of getting exposed to blood or infectious fluids. Also, in the wake of Covid 19, the WHO has made it necessary for the health workers and medical professionals to wear face shields to have a comprehensive protection against the virus.
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Face shields are important for the construction industry workers to protect the entire face from debris. According to OSHA standards, all the workers in the construction industry should wear face shields when treating metals like welding to protect workers from sparks.
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Food and Beverages

The use of face shields was not common in the food industry like restaurants and food processing units. According to the new standards of OSHA, the kitchen of restaurants has high temperature and furthermore to ensure burn protection for the cooks, it is necessary to wear face shields. The face shields prevent the direct heat exposure of the cooks as well as protect them from any hot splashes while cooking.
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The use of protective equipment in manufacturing industries has always been a top priority of international standards. In the chemical industry and heavy industries, the face shield along with other personal protective equipment is necessary for workers’ safety as per OSHA standards.
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In the pharmaceuticals industry, face shields are an important protective gear used by the workers to protect their face from any chemical or any irritant that can cause allergies or skin problems. Furthermore, face shields are also necessary for mouth covering in addition to eyes and nose to avoid inhalation of any hazardous matter.
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People Usually Ask

What kind of plastic is used to make face shields?

Medical face shield manufacturers like The Kare Lab use a material called PET (polyethylene terephthalate). These are used to make replaceable clear shields used by healthcare employees, patients, and industry workers, and sometimes, individuals, especially during the COVID -19 pandemic. The plastics used are considered as PPE (personal protective equipment) and, they are usually bendable, impact-resistant, anti-fog, easy to clean and allow for high clarity while also protecting against hazardous particles and respiratory droplets.

Are face shields effective as medical face masks?

Face shields are not as effective as face masks in preventing the spread of pathogens such as the coronavirus or a flu. Most plastic face shield supplies are best used in combination with a 3-ply face mask or a FFP2 mask, for instance, as adequate protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory tract diseases. However, a face shield can be used industrially and in the home for protecting wearers from chemical splashes and other unwanted splatters.

How to clean medical face shields?

It is advised to always adhere to the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and disinfecting medical face shields. Where instructions are not available, consider doing the following to remove infectious particles. Use a cleaning wipe or a clean cloth dipped in a neutral detergent/disinfectant solution to wipe both sides of the face shield. This should be done while putting on protective gloves. Rid the shield of detergent or disinfectant residues by rinsing in clean water or alcohol. Allow the shield to air dry or wipe with a towel.

When to wear a face shield?

A face shield can be worn over a medical face mask, with safety glasses or any protective eyewear, whenever very close contact would be sustained with other persons. As face protection, a face shield can also be worn during surgical operations or industry activities that could result in spluttering of body fluids or dangerous chemicals. The CDC does not recommend wearing medical face shields for everyday activities as an alternative to face masks. It also does not recommend plastic face shields for newborns and infants.
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