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Body protection Garments
Equipment intended to protect the body of a worker from possible injury of any kind while performing their activities. Examples of workplace hazards are cuts, radiation, extreme temperatures, and splashes from molten metals, impacts from tools or other materials, or hazardous chemicals.
There are many varieties of protective clothing, the most appropriate one must be chosen depending on the hazard related to the activities. Some examples of body protection garments include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, and full body suits.
Whenever a body protection garment is needed, it must be assured that it fits the worker properly, that it functions correctly and that it is promptly replaced with another equipment in case it should be rendered ineffective due to contamination.
Protective clothing comes in a variety of materials, each effective against particular hazards, such as:
Specific body equipment should be provided when a worker is exposed to hazardous conditions, such as: