Frequently Asked Questions About Rankin PPE Products

With the rise in PPE usage requirements, many have questions regarding these protective measures. Rankin PPE has provided the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about masks, gowns, and partitions for Maryland’s essential workers. If you have a question that does not appear on this page, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team for assistance.

What Is PPE?

PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and it is used to mitigate threats that hazardous workplaces can present to one’s health and safety. Such protective equipment can include:

  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Hospital Gowns
  • Semi-Permanent Partitions
  • Respirators
  • Hi-Vis Clothing
  • Boots
  • Ear Plugs

For those seeking PPE as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is recommended that essential workers wear masks, hospital gowns, and gloves when working in close proximity to coronavirus-infected patients.

When Should I Use PPE?

Employers provide different guidelines for wearing PPE depending on their workplace hazards. In general, employers should only mandate the use of PPE as a:

  • Last Resort: There are no other methods available to mitigate the threat
  • Backup Measure: PPE is used in addition to other, more effective methods
  • Temporary Policy: Another, more effective control policy has been implemented

With the spread of the coronavirus, most health care workers are required to wear masks, gloves, and hospital gowns as a backup measure when coupled with hand-washing and sanitation practices.

Do Employers or Employees Pay for PPE?

In short — it depends. Given the recent coronavirus outbreak, many hospitals and essential employers have received federal aid to help with the cost of securing protective equipment for their employees. However, in some instances, employers may require their employees to purchase such materials themselves. Ask your employer directly to find out who is responsible for paying for PPE.

Where Is Rankin PPE Made?

Rankin PPE creates all of its products right here in the United States to ensure the highest quality and safety. If you’re interested in acquiring our protective masks, gowns, or semi-permanent partitions, contact us to place your order today.

What Are the Benefits of Rankin PPE?

Each mask created by Rankin PPE has been thoroughly tested and shown to have BFE and PFE filtration standards in excess of 99%. Additionally, our masks are designed to last up to 8 times and be reusable up to 30 days when following our proper care instructions. Our apparel is constructed from Revolution RX, which features silver ion antimicrobial technology encapsulated in the yarn and meets ANSI/AAMI BP70 standards. Rankin PPE’s semi-permanent partitions are created from isinglass, and can easily withstand years of use without damaging optical clarity or durability. Learn more about our PPE materials by calling 240-342-3971 today.

What Types of PPE Does Rankin Provide?

Rankin PPE currently provides the following protective equipment for essential workers throughout Maryland:

  • Medical-Grade Masks
  • Lab Coats & Hospital Gowns
  • Semi-Permanent Partitions

We also have the ability to design custom PPE materials based on your unique specifications. Begin your custom PPE order by contacting a member of our team today.


What Types of PPE Are Recommended for Use?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently recommends the following PPE for use by essential workers in close contact with coronavirus-infected patients:

  • Hospital Gowns
  • N95 Respirators
  • Face Masks
  • Gloves

While Rankin PPE does not produce N95 respirators, our medical-grade face masks provide BFE and PFE filtration standards in excess of 99%.