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Information on Protective Clothing

Protective clothing is oftentimes required in working situations that can be potentially dangerous or hazardous to workers or employees. If these items are not provided by your employer, it is important that you purchase them to ensure your safety in the workplace.

Types

Depending on the dangers in your specific work situation, the type of protective clothing will vary. These items can include closed toe or steel toe boots or shoes, protective eye wear such as goggles or helmets, and ventilator masks to protect you from fumes. Other clothing can include heavy jackets or overalls, and reflective clothing if you are working in an area with limited visibility.

Situations

Jobs such as construction or factory work where you are working with heavy machinery or sharp or heavy tools require protective clothing. Jobs that involve the handling of chemicals or any other toxic materials also require special protective gear. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, chemicals can pose invisible hazards with no warnings, so it is important to be prepared at all times.

Purpose

The purpose of protective clothing is to protect your body from any potential harm or danger that could be inflicted upon you during your normal workday. These articles are normally just a precaution, but it is important that you wear them in the event of an emergency. The use of protective clothing can easily save your life in a dangerous working environment