What is protective clothing?
PC can be defined as the textile structures that protect the human body from an external threat such as bullet, chemical and biological agent, fire, cold, and heat.
What are protective clothing used for?
Protective clothing is used in almost every workplace, from commercial kitchens to building sites. It protects the wearer from injury due to blunt impacts, electrical hazards, heat, chemicals and more.
What are examples of protective clothing?
There are many varieties of protective clothing available for specific hazards. Examples of the body/skin protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits.
What is protective clothing made of?
Depending on the harmful factors that the worker is exposed to, the clothing can be made of textiles, such as impregnated fabrics, nonwovens and knitwear coated on one or both sides with plastic, fabrics and knitwear made of high-efficiency fibres, systems of materials as well as leather, plastic and even metal rings.
What is PPE material?
Nonwoven materials have been prominent in PPE for many years. In the 1970s DuPont’s Tyvek® was used to construct coveralls and aprons for mechanics, painters, and other industrial workers. The heat bonded fabric of nonabsorbent polyethylene did not absorb liquids, thus protecting the wearer from spills and splashes.
What are examples of a PPE?
Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits. Understand the types of PPE. Know the basics of conducting a “hazard assessment” of the workplace.
What are the six types of protection provided by PPE?
For the purpose of this site, PPE will be classified into categories: eye and face protection, hand protection, body protection, respiratory protection and hearing protection.
Why do we wear PPE?
PPE is essentially anything you can wear that will protect you against any hazardous conditions. PPE is important because it prepares you for any health and safety risks and gives you extra protection event of an accident or against the elements.