What does PPE stand for?



What does PPE mean?

PPE is an Abbreviation / Acronym / short form word which means PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Personal Protective Equipment is special designed and for special purpose clothing, goggles, helmets or any other type of clothes, garments, equipment, gears used for protection by covering the some or full part of body to avoid any injury or infection during encountering the hazardous situation.

There are generally four types of PPE in context of parts of body protection:

-       Respirators
-       Skin Protection
-       Eye Protection
-       Hearing Protection
-       Protective Clothing and ensembles

List of Important PPE, Gears, apparatus
-       Environment suit
-       Chemical protection clothing
-       Bomb disposal
-       Biological hazard
-       CBRN; Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear – NBC
-       Fall arrest
-       Chainsaw safety clothing
-       Hard hat, Hard cap
-       High visibility clothing
-       NBC Suit
-       Firefighting Suit
-       Personal Protective equipment, apparatus
-       Hazardous drug handing gear
-       General Protective clothing, masks, gloves, etc
-       Safety Harness


During Working in adverse situation, circumstances, incident, accident, fire, biohazards, physical, electrical, heat and chemical hazardous environment, it is necessary to protect our body. Protective garments / suits, equipment/gear may be in general in type for day to day activities sports or recreation activities, but many Personal Protection Equipment are used and necessary to avoid serious or fatal health hazards.

Protective clothing refers to the traditional forms of protective garments/clothing and protection gear refers to equipment such as guards, shields, masks etc.

Any type of PPE i.e. Personal Protection Equipment imposes a barrier between user and working environment so to reduce the strain imposed by this protection gear / equipment. It is necessary to keep in mind that PPE must be as much as comfortable to allow wearer to work without any stress and strain.

When should you use PPE?

As it is very much clear that suitable PPE must always be used to protect yourself whenever working on hazardous environment.
It is, therefore, all persons; firefighters, doctors, patients and staff who is involves in such hazardous should use respective protective gears / apparatus. In hospitals, all medical staff, patients and any visitors coming to hospitals should use PPE when there will be contact with blood, bodily fluids or respiratory secretions.

Some general PPE – Personal protection gear / equipment / apparatus
Gloves: Always use gloves to protect your hands from germs and helps to reduce the spread of any germs and virus.
Eye protection: - For eye protection we can use face shields and goggles. Eye protective gear protect our eye from infected fluid and blood.

Masks: - Masks are most common equipment for self-protection especially in hospitals or while working in any type of infected environment. Masks are used to cover mouth and nose. A surgical mask is used to protect your own germs from spreading from the mouth and nose area. There are very special masks like special respiratory masks which provide a tight seal around nose and mouth which prevent from spreading a very small germs and deadly virus.

Clothing: - Protective clothing gear provide us to protect full body area which is maximum exposed to the hazardous environment. Some protective clothing gears are gowns, aprons, head covering cloths and foot covers.
 The above protective clothing is used during surgery or by general medical staffs who is most exposed to the hazardous environments.


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Acronyms, abbreviations, Full form, shorthand, Internet slang word term and initialism of PPE and PPE stands for in different categories are following: -

·  PPE – Personal Protection Equipment
·  PPE – Personnel Protective Equipment
·  PPE – Philosophy, Politics, Economics
· PPE – Professional Practice Exam
·  PPE – Page Post Engagement
·  PPE – Pharmacy Practice Experience
·  PPE – Programs in Professional Education


 Some Common question/query related to PPE – PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT 

What is abbreviation / short form of PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT? – PPE



 [ Note: Like PPE, there is EPPP which is quite similar and sometimes may be confusing but EPPP is different in its abbreviations.

The abbreviations of EPPP is Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology is one type of licensing examination that is certified the post-doctoral students who can legally practice psychology. This EPPP is well designed to assess the candidate’s comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of psychology. This is multiple choice examination with four choices.

What are the various categories of EPPP Examination?
Biological bases of behavior, Social and cultural bases of behavior, Cognitive bases of behavior, Growth and lifespan development, Assessment and diagnosis, Treatment, Intervention, prevention, and supervision, Research methods and statistics, Ethical, legal and professional issues

The EPPP examination is the set of stand exam that certified psychologists for competent and knowledge.
 The EPPP – Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology is a standard licensing exam developed by Association of state and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) that is used in most US states and Canadian provinces.

The students are advised to regularly visit EPPP and its related website for latest official updates.]

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