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PPE Image Gallery: Dermal Protective Equipment - Civilian

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Dermal PPE - Civilian

Dermal PPE Comments
Zytron™ 500 Z5HTN NFPA 1994 Class 1 Certified Ensemble, Kappler, Inc.

Level A equivalent1
  • Totally encapsulating
  • Liquid chemical- and vapor-protective suit
Level A equivalent - Totally encapsulating chemical- and vapor-protective suit

Must be worn (per OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29CFR1910.120 App. B)
DTAPS® Non-Encapsulating Level B Coverall (NFPA 1994-2001, Class 2)

Level B equivalent2
  • Non-gas-tight encapsulating suit
Level B equivalent - Non-gas-tight encapsulating suit

May be worn (per OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29CFR1910.120 App. B)
Level C PPE

Level C equivalent5

Level C equivalent

May be worn (per OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29CFR1910.120 App. B)
  • When environmental contaminants, liquid splashes, or other direct contact will not adversely affect or be absorbed through any exposed skin;
  • Only if air contaminants have been identified, concentrations measured, and an air-purifying respirator is available that can remove those contaminants; and
  • If all criteria for the use of air-purifying respirators are met.
Bunker gear

Level C equivalent: bunker gear

Level C equivalent: bunker gear

  • aka turnout gear or firefighter protective clothing
  • Flame- and water-retardant pants and overcoat
  • Helmet, gloves, footwear, and hood
Level D equivalent surgical gown

Level D equivalent6

Level D equivalent

May be worn (per OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29CFR1910.120 App. B)
  • If work atmosphere contains no known hazard; and
  • If work functions preclude splashes, immersion, or potential for unexpected inhalation or contact with hazardous levels of any chemicals.
TINGLEY Chemical-Resistant Jackets, Bib Overalls and Coveralls

Chemical-resistant jackets, big overalls and coveralls7

Chemical-resistant jackets, big overalls and coveralls

Cleanroom Supplies Ltd Tyvek® suit

Chemical-resistant inner suit8

Chemical-resistant inner suit

Tyvek® suit:
  • Made by DuPont company
  • Provides skin protection against hazardous dry particles, aerosols, and nonhazardous light liquid splashes
Tychem® suit:
  • Made by DuPont company
  • A range of garments, each engineered to provide skin protection against different hazards
    • Hazardous dry powders & solids
    • Bloodborne pathogens & biohazards
    • Light chemical splashes & aerosols from inorganic acids & bases
    • Moderate liquid chemical splashes from organic solvents
    • Heavy liquid chemical splashes from toxics, corrosives, known carcinogens
    • CBRN agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals, Toxic Industrial Materials
    • Chemical vapors & gases including toxics & corrosives
Nitrile Chemical Gloves, Sol-Vex 11 mil Lined

Chemical-resistant gloves9

Chemical-resistant gloves

  • Can include inner and outer gloves, plus sleeves
  • May be included as one element of a complete protective ensemble or purchased separately to complete an ensemble
  • If purchased separately, must be certified for wear with the chosen protective ensemble
  • Some standards require specific gloves be worn with certified ensembles.
Onguard Industries Hazmax® Kneeboot

Chemical-resistant boots2

Chemical-resistant boots

  • Can provide complete CBRN protection or additional chemical barrier protection as overboots
  • May be included as one element of a complete protective ensemble or purchased separately to complete an ensemble
  • If purchased separately, must be certified for wear with the chosen protective ensemble
  • Some standards require specific boots be worn with certified ensembles
Tyvek® Boot Covers

Chemical-resistant boot covers10

Chemical-resistant boot covers

Green tinted PVC goggle with 4 EVA indirect vent caps

Protective eyewear: safety goggles2

Protective eyewear: safety goggles

82579-WP96R Standard clear polycarbonate thin on pinlock headgear

Protective eyewear: face shield2

Protective eyewear: face shield

References:
  1. Department of Homeland Security Guide 102-06, Guide for the Selection of Personal Protective Equipment for Emergency First Responders, (PDF - 6.95 MB) (DHS, January 2007). Available at the FEMA Responder Knowledge Base website. Password and log in required.
  2. Responder Knowledge Base. The Responder Knowledge Base "provides emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment related information." (DHS/FEMA)
  3. InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. The IAB provides the responder community with the Standardized Equipment List (SEL). The SEL has traditionally contained a list of generic equipment recommended by the IAB to local, state, and federal government organizations preparing for and responding to all chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) events. (The InterAgency Board)
  4. Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents. Section II. Emergency Medical Services Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents (PDF - 269 KB) (CDC/ATSDR)
  5. Image source: Environmental Risk Assessment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services)
  6. Image source: Healthcare Purchasing News
  7. Image source: Lab Safety Supply
  8. Image source: Cleanroom Supplies Ltd
  9. Image source: CP Lab Safety
  10. Image source: Lab Safety Supply

Disclaimer:
Photos of examples of any PPE components shown on any REMM pages are intended to be illustrative examples only. The picture does NOT constitute an official HHS endorsement or preference for that particular supplier's version of that item.

 

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