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Industrial Protective Clothing

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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For heavy-duty uses, industrial protective clothing can keep workers safe from the many dangers of the workplace for the duration of their shift. For every kind of application, from machine operation to chemical mixing and treatment, industrial protective clothing and PPE can provide the necessary safety to get the job done. Protective clothing consists of body and skim protecting gear, and PPE refers to all protective gear, especially gear that protects sensory organs.

Different industrial protective clothing is necessary for different applications. Some applications may require little more than clean latex gloves, and some may require full body suits, cooling vests, a facemask, and protective boots and gloves. Assessing your needs is the first step in acquiring the proper clothing for your line of work.

For example, safety goggles may seem like a necessary piece of equipment for many applications. Many times, however can be either too much or too little protection. Safety glasses, ventilated goggles, facemasks, and occasionally even combinations of safety goggles and facemask may be appropriate. In many laboratory applications, neither facemasks nor goggles offer enough protection, but when used together, they act as a fully functional shield against dangerous chemical splashes.

Chemically Shielded Industrial Protective Clothing

PPE that can resist the onslaught of hazardous chemicals is referred to as CPC, or Chemical Protective Clothing. CPC is usually constructed out of high-strength synthetics and is tested against as many as 260 tough chemicals. CPC is great for workers needing serious protection from both gaseous and liquid forms of corrosive chemicals.


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