What are the benefits of a protective shield in a COVID-19 world?

Protective Shield Protects Against Germs in Lab

Protective Safety Shields are Essential

Safety shields, or protective shields, are an important part of innumerable industries. Some applications are obvious, like industrial usage or in a hospital. Others aren’t quite as obvious, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen new applications and benefits of safety shields pop up in a variety of industries. When we design a safety shield, we like to think about who the shield is designed to protect. Shields keep people safe — which is true now more than ever before — in medical, industrial, and food-service industries. We have essential workers on the front lines who need to be able to get their job done right in the safest way possible.

We’ve learned over the years that in order for safety shields to protect effectively, they need to stay in place. We’ve worked on countless applications of shields where it is the power of the flexible arm that truly keeps the person behind the veil protected. That’s one of the reasons we love what we do. It’s an honor to be a part of keeping people around the country safe. Here are some of the ways we’ve seen protective shields help our customers, especially this year.

Protective Safety Shield for COVID 19

Safety Shields Defend Against Germs

No one is going to go to get food where they aren’t following health code regulations or taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That’s why it’s so crucial for protective shields to stay in place and act as a barrier between consumables and those nasty germs. English Mfg uses safety shields in tons of different applications and settings. Nowhere is this more important than the food-service industry, protecting against hot liquid and air borne germs. Germs travel easily, and they love food (almost as much as us).

Safety Shields as a Barrier for Thermal Scanning

Preventing germs is a big goal for everyone right now. One way to do that is a shield barrier that protects from droplets when conducting thermal scanning. This shields both the person getting scanned and the one using the device. We’ve seen this application emerge in all kinds of settings such as clinics and hospitals, but also salons and other service-based businesses. Everyone is doing what they can to stay safe during COVID-19 and it’s been a great privilege to participate in these prevention strategies.

Biohazard Safety Shield for Protection against COVID19

Safety Shields Protect from Debris

When you’re working in any sort of manufacturing or workstation setting, you’re almost guaranteed to come in contact with flying debris. Handler Mfg worked with us to develop a safety shield for polishing and grinding stations to protect from flying debris. This powerful protective shield can save from life-threatening flying material when people are working with metals, stones, and gems. Many businesses are struggling to keep their doors open during the pandemic, but there are businesses that are getting back to the grind (pun intended), which is why we need safety shields to keep employees safe no matter what the industry.

Safety Shields Safeguard Morticians

It might seem kinda spooky, but pathology and autopsy fields are essential to our society — and it is absolutely vital that these workers are able to work safely and effectively. When you’re dealing with sensitive material, you need a product that is reliable and works predictably well every time. A flex arm coupled with the right protective shield gives every lab worker the confidence they need to be locked in on the job. When it comes to pathology, the fewer surprises the better. 

Mopec makes great looking, American-made medical equipment for pathology, histology, necropsy, autopsy, and the mortuary industries. Since 1992, they’ve built state-of-the-art equipment to help healthcare professionals do their job to the best of their abilities — while staying absolutely safe in the process. Mopec uses our flex arms coupled with their protective shields to create an ergonomic workstation that allows folks giving vital services to work without strain. That’s a big deal, especially during a pandemic.

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