by Girlzink Staff April 16, 2021
Well, I’m sure we’ve all heard of personal protective equipment, better known as PPE. But did you know that Chefs, Nail Technicians, Baggage Handlers, and even Window Cleaners put PPE at the top of their agenda? It’s an interesting fact, and yet goes to show how important this is even in the unlikeliest of careers.
Having the proper personal protective equipment really comes down to Bloodborne Pathogens. When we think about Bloodborne Pathogens, I’m sure most of us just think, well, Blood right? But Bloodborne Pathogens are actually microscopic organisms that live IN blood. They contain infectious diseases in humans such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and a plethora of other diseases which are transmitted through the blood. Being in the Permanent Makeup Industry, we are at a severe risk of encountering Bloodborne Pathogens, simply because blood is just part of the job!
Infections from Bloodborne Pathogen can happen due to contaminated needles, broken or damaged skin, and infected body fluids. Accidental puncture from contaminated needles and other sharps can result in the transmission of the Bloodborne Pathogens. Therefore, we should be practicing proper PPE at all times. To get started, all Permanent Makeup Artists should be obtaining the BBP training and follow up. You can complete a proper BBP course online or in person, and you should do this once every year.
Proper Personal Protective Equipment Needed:
4. Wash Bottle Bags.
5. Disposable Arm Sleeves.
6. Machine Bags or Grip Tape.
7. Power Cord Sleeve Covers.
8. Disposable Tray Trash Bags.
9. Bed Coverings.
In additional to these PPE products, make sure to be using disposable grips, needles, and micro blades. This one of the easiest ways to ensure safety against Bloodborne Pathogens. At the end of your procedure, always dispose of your blades in a proper sharps’ container.
With the possibility of Bloodborne Pathogens and Cross Contamination in our industry, it’s safe to say we need to keep it clean with PPE. By following these guidelines, you are not only protecting yourself, but you are also protecting each and every one of your clients. Love what you do, and just be safe doing it!
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