Use and Care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Funeral Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by Ohio Funeral Directors Association


As we navigate a completely new landscape, we are having to think strategically ahead to plan for the unknown. We have had to make changes that a month ago, would have seemed unbelievable. One of the areas we need to be planning for in the weeks and months coming is the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While some PPE used by funeral home staff is intended for single use only and should be disposed of as soon as it is removed, embalmers also wear reusable PPE that must be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

This informative program will help you obtain a better understanding of how to conserve, use and care for your PPE along with some alternate options.

OFDA recognizes the need and value in offering this webinar. Although OFDA will be charged a per participant fee by our webinar provider (SeminarWeb), we have waived the registration fee and are offering this session free of charge to members. So we may continue offering complimentary webinars during this pandemic, if participants wish to financially support the program, an option to pay a nominal fee is provided.

Gary M. Burr, CFSP
President - OFDA
Barb K. Garrison, M.S., CHMM, PCP
President - Safety & Environmental Solutions, LLC
Barbara K. Garrison, M. S., CHMM, President, Safety & Environmental Solutions, LLC, has more than 20 years of experience and management of health, safety, and environmental (HSE) projects for domestic and international organizations across dozens of...More

Originally Published

March 31, 2020

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