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Equipment designed to help protect an individual from hazards

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Personal protective equipment: Equipment designed to help protect an individual from hazards
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective equipment may be worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, as well as for sports and other recreational activities. "Protective clothing" is applied to traditional categories of clothing, and "protective gear" applies to items such as pads, guards, shields, or masks, and others. PPE suits can be similar in appearance to a cleanroom suit.

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‘Lockdown prevented 37 to 78 thousand deaths’: Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha [Video]

‘Lockdown prevented 37 to 78 thousand deaths’: Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan gave an update on India’s battle against Covid-19 in the Lok Sabha. He lauded the steps taken by the central government and said that those steps had saved..

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NEET Exams: 'Symptomatic students will be taken into isolation,' says Director of Siliguri Institute of Technology [Video]

NEET Exams: 'Symptomatic students will be taken into isolation,' says Director of Siliguri Institute of Technology

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination will be conducted at 25 exam centres in Siliguri today, amid strict precaution against COVID-19. Director of Siliguri Institute of..

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Indian airlines follow COVID precautionary measures to ensure safe air travel amid pandemic [Video]

Indian airlines follow COVID precautionary measures to ensure safe air travel amid pandemic

Number of people travelling by air increased gradually, months after domestic air travel resumed in the country amid COVID-19 pandemic. Government guidelines and SOPs are being followed by airlines and..

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours [Video]

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi road electric crematorium on September 1. Pranab Mukherjee’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee performed his last rites. His..

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Father Embarrasses Daughter By Wearing Matching Covid Facemasks And Ties [Video]

Father Embarrasses Daughter By Wearing Matching Covid Facemasks And Ties

A dad has been embarrassing his daughter by wearing matching virus protection facemasks nad ties to work. Steve Motgomery's daughter Kiana, from San Antonio, Texas has been documenting her father's..

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