2014 Person of the Year: Barrier Protection Saves Lives

Equipped with barrier protection, the Ebola fighters quieted the epidemic, earning the title of Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year.

This distinction did not go to an individual, but instead, recognized the many medical professionals who risked their personal safety to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that turned into an epidemic. Media outlets have likened these individuals to brave heroes facing deadly villain.

"Proper barrier protection helped Ebola fighters slow the virus's spread and earn the title of Time Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year. "

Their main defense included intense containment protocols and barrier protection in the form of disposable gloves, hoods and other items. With the epidemic waning, it is clear that these measures have been successful in quelling this international threat.

In addition to being recognized as Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year, The White House congratulated these courageous men and women for their achievement. While the Ebola epidemic is an extreme case, it demonstrates the importance of having the right personal protective equipment.

Whether you are in the ranks of Ebola fighters, a dentist or even performing an oil change, make sure you have the right gloves for the job.