Protective clothing – one of the most popular ways to protect the human body from environmental impact. It includes overalls, aprons, costumes and bathrobes. Consider more Jumpsuits.
Jumpsuit is a unifying jacket and pants clothes that fits tightly to the body. Depending on the level of protection, a hood with a respirator or a facial mask may have a hood.
Such workwear is necessary to specialists whose work is connected with the danger of entering the skin and in the body of harmful substances. It protects from the penetration of dirt, radiation and chemical compositions.
Characteristics vary depending on the model, but you can select common:
- resistance to chemical substances;
- impermeability for liquids;
- Comfort when used.
The colors of protective clothing must meet the specific requirements:
- resistance to pollution during construction, plumbing and similar works (white, gray, dark blue, black);
- Note in Hazardous Conditions (Orange, Yellow, Green, Bright Blue).
Different types of workwear correspond to one of the four levels of protection.
- Level A. Used for better protection of skin and respiratory organs. This is a completely insulating jumpsuit with a deaf hood and respirator.
- Level B. Need for high respiratory protection and low – body. Usually used semi-overalls with a jacket and facial mask.
- Level C. Jumpsuit with a hood, internal and external gloves, the filtering mask is used in situations where the concentration of hazardous substances in the air is known and meets the criteria of overalls.
- Level D. The minimum level of protection, saves only dirt and dust. Normal breathable jumpsuit with kan or safety glasses.
Overalls used in many industries. First of all in construction, where employees surround a large amount of dust, dirt and harmful substances. Also in the chemical industry, agriculture, health care, Ministry of Emergency Situations. Everywhere where there is a risk of penetration into the body of harmful substances, the use of protective equipment is required.
In enterprises and in institutions, they are issued to each employee, but do not neglect protective overalls and at home.
Overalls are classified by the number of applications:
- Disposable are designed to protect for a short period (usually from 2 to 8 hours);
- Reusable to be treated and used again.
Overalls are separated by appointment:
- The filtering allows you to clean the penetrating air from harmful substances;
- Isolating eliminates direct body contact with the environment.
High strength materials from which costumes make costumes, should not pass moisture and air. Mainly use the following materials.
- Polypropylene. Most often one of it makes disposable models that are used in paint and plastering. The material protects well from pollution, it is waterproof and resistant to high temperatures.
- Polyethylene. Protects skin cover from liquids (water, acids, solvents) and aerosols.
- Microporous film. Used most often in the pharmaceutical industry, as it protects against chemicals.
6 types of protective overalls.
- Type 1. Gas-tight costumes that provide protection against aerosols and chemicals.
- Type 2. Costumes protecting dust and liquids due to accumulating pressure.
- Type 3. Waterproof overalls.
- Type 4. Provide protection against liquid aerosols in the environment.
- Type 5. The highest protection against dust and solid particles in the air.
- Type 6. Light overalls that protect against minor splashes of chemicals.
Overalls are often made laminated, there are also models for protection against radiation and working with technique, radiant, UHF and microwave.
Before you get overalls, you need to analyze risk. To do this, it is important to know in which area the jumpsuit will be used and what are the harmful factors there. Work with gases in a breathable costume is dangerous and even stupid, as well as in the water produce – with liquids.
Most popular manufacturers.
- Casper. Uses new technologies that exclude microorganisms to enter clothing.
- “Tailer”. Manufactures means of protection from membrane material, which makes overalls with breathable.
- “Lakeland”. Produces multilayer overalls that can be used in almost all fields of activity.
It is important to take into account the following factors:
- barrier protection;
- The material from which the jumpsuit was made;
- price that ranges from 5 to 50 thousand rubles depending on the functions;
- size, as work in a suit, which is small or large, can limit mobility and affect safety;
Evaluating these criteria when considering specific models, you can choose the perfect option.
Chemical, biological and radioactive pollution can seriously affect human health, so there are rules for using protective clothing.
It is important to learn how to wear overalls.
- Do it is necessary in a special place. The production is distinguished by a separate room, and at home, you can use a spacious garage or shed type.
- Before dressing, you need to inspect the costume for damage.
- Overalls put on another, adjacent to the body of clothes, in the pockets of which there should be no foreign objects.
- After the costume is on you, you need to fasten all the lightning and pull the hood. Then put on gloves and special shoes.
- Edges of clothes need to be fixed with a special adhesive tape. This will fully isolate the skin from harmful substances.
It is necessary to shoot a suit with extreme help:
- First wash gloves and shoes to eliminate substances on the skin;
- A special solution is treated with a mask and lightning on clothes;
- First remove gloves, then the hood (it must be turned inside out);
- Jumpsuit unzipped to the middle, after which it starts to be pulled, turning the front side into the inside;
- Boots shoot last.
Recycle used clothing needed in accordance with the laws of your country. Most often, disposable clothing is disinfected and processed, and reusing is cleared of contamination and used again.
Overview of Workwear Models “Casper” in the video below.