| FAQ - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Archived Through 2012
How does one appropriately wash eyewear?
Washing with soap and water should be sufficient for the decontamination of protective eyewear. If disinfectants are used, ensure all residual disinfectant is rinsed from all surfaces of the eyewear to prevent the potential for contact with potentially sensitizing disinfectants chemicals. If eyewear is visibly contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials, first clean, then disinfect the eyewear with anintermediate-level disinfectant compatible with the eyewear's materials. Consult the manufacturer of the safety glasses, goggles, or side shields to determine appropriate agents.