As leaders in the online radiation safety segment, we love to educate our customers on proper lead apron care and management. Lead aprons save lives by allowing for safe use of radiation for patient testing. Therefore, it is important to take care of our lead aprons to extend their life and ensure that they are working safely and effectively. In fact, we stress to our customers that their lead aprons must have an inspection visually every six months. This visual inspection is to check for cracks, tears, or damage to the exterior of their aprons. Proper cleaning, storage, inspection, and care contribute to you getting the most life and safe use out of your lead apron.
In fact, lead aprons are for medical facilities to protect workers and patients from unnecessary radiation exposure from diagnostic radiology procedures. Scatter radiation presents the potential for harmful effects on the patient’s body. Due to industry standards, health care organizations must perform inspections on medical equipment, including lead aprons. State departments of health also have stipulations that lead aprons have inspections. Adhering to these standards is necessary for the safety and protection of patients and healthcare providers alike. At Attenutech, we recommend that you, as the owner, visually inspect your lead apron biannually. This helps to create a safe environment at your place of work.
Also, this frequency of inspection is a strong recommendation if aprons are heavily in use in your place of work. Additionally, it is a good idea if they are not always safely in storage after they are in use. Storing your apron properly consists of hanging it on a hanger and never folding it or throwing it in a pile. This is because it can cause the aprons to crease and create cracks, which harms the integrity of the apron and shortens its life span. Therefore, at Attenutech, we recommend that you implement an inspection program for your aprons. Therefore, we have our apron management category. So far, this category consists of our helpful lead apron year inspection stickers.
In fact, the Attenutech lead apron year inspection stickers are a set of color-coded stickers. These stickers are marked with the current year. This is so that you can mark the apron when you do inspections. In other words, the color-coded stickers can quickly glance to see what year the apron was last inspected. The color changes every year. It is a quick and easy indicator of the last time that the apron was given a proper visual inspection. A clear, easy to read indicator such as this is a great tool for busy healthcare providers to utilize. Read on below to check out the Lead Apron Management Category which currently consists of our Lead Apron Year Inspection Stickers.
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