Body Protection

Employees who face possible bodily injury of any kind that cannot be eliminated through engineering or administrative controls, must wear appropriate body protection while performing such jobs. In addition to cuts and radiation, the following hazards could cause bodily injury:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Hot splashes from molten metal and other hot liquids
  • Potential impacts from tools, machinery or materials
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Chemical, biological, radioactive contaminants etc.

As with other protective equipment, hazard assessments should be conducted to determine the type of protective clothing needed. Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns, and full body suits.

From more information on protective clothing and specific hazards, please visit other resources in the links provided.