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.  Uniforms, caps, or other clothing worn solely to identify a person as an employee would not be considered PPE.

Hats, long sleeves, long pants or sunscreen, while not defined as PPE, should be considered for protection against heat, cold, sun or insect exposure.  Also included in this category may be the use of a personal fall arrest system or body positioning system when working on elevated surfaces. For more information on fall protection, see Personal Fall Arresting Systems.


Kelly States
Workplace Safety

Stanley Howell
Laboratory Safety

Meagan Fitzpatrick
Biological Safety

Shaundree Davis
Respiratory Protection