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PPE User Tips
Wearing face masks and cloth covering directs exhaled
air upwards where it contacts protective eyewear
lenses. Warm water condensing on the cooler surface
of the lens creates fogging, which decreases vision
and creates discomfort. To prevent fogging due to face
covering, there are several methods: (1) Use protective
enhanced eyewear with a seal/contact at the bottom
of the glasses. (2) Wash the glasses with soapy water
and shake off the excess water. Let the glasses air
dry or gently dry off using a soft tissue before putting
them back on. (3) Fold a tissue into a thick rectangle
and layer it to the inside of your mask, where it lies
atop the bridge of your nose. This helps absorb the
moisture from your breath. (4) The edges of a face mask
should always fits snugly and cover all of your nose and
mouth. If the top of your mask fits loosely, simply fold
down the top fourth of the mask before putting it on.

workers on elevated surfaces, many maintenance and hangar facilities provide fall arrest systems that workers connect to while they
work. Manufacturers of fall protection PPE have specific cleaning
requirements to ensure the safety and integrity of the webbing and
metal components. Harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners (e.g., bleach)
can damage the fibers and weaken the components. Fall protection
PPE users should use disposable gloves. High touch areas (e.g., snap
hooks, karabiners or permanentl- mounted overhead self-retracting
lifelines) can be disinfected with alcohol based cleaners.
In conclusion, PPE offers protection to AMTs during the COVID19 pandemic. Correct use and cleaning/disinfecting will ensure
its effectiveness in keeping AMTs safe and healthy. Unique challenges introduced by additional PPE in aircraft maintenance can
be managed through collaborative problem solving with end users
and some practical tips.

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Editor's Takeoff: The Young and the Restless
Industry Inspection
40 Under 40, Who Made the Cut?
Keeping Sharp on Blade Maintenance
Protect Others, Protect Yourself
Nimble at 65
Flightdocs' Journey Lands at ATP
How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
Advertiser's Index
Shop Talk: Maintenance Records, or Lack There Of
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