Level A and Level B Protective Suits

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HazMat suits are worn as protection from hazardous materials or substances. A HazMat suit is generally combined with breathing apparatus for protection and may be used by firefighters, emergency personnel responding to toxic spills, researchers, specialists cleaning up contaminated facilities, or workers in toxic environments.

Level A Suit - To be selected when the greatest level of skin, respiratory, and eye protection is required.

The following constitute Level A equipment; it may be used as appropriate;

1. Positive pressure, full face-piece self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), or positive pressure supplied air respirator with escape SCBA, approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

2. Totally-encapsulating chemical-protective suit

3. Coveralls1

4. Long underwear1

5. Gloves, outer, chemical-resistant

6. Gloves, inner, chemical-resistant

7. Boots, chemical-resistant, steel toe and shank

8. Hard hat (under suit)1

9. Disposable protective suit, gloves and boots (depending on suit construction, may be worn over totally-encapsulating suit)

Footnote1 Optional, as applicable

 

Level B Suit - The highest level of respiratory protection is necessary but a lesser level of skin protection is needed.

The following constitute Level B equipment; it may be used as appropriate.

1. Positive pressure, full-facepiece self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), or positive pressure supplied air respirator with escape SCBA (NIOSH approved).

2. Hooded chemical-resistant clothing (overalls and long-sleeved jacket; coveralls; one or two-piece chemical-splash suit; disposable chemical-resistant overalls).

3. Coveralls1

4. Gloves, outer, chemical-resistant

5. Gloves, inner, chemical-resistant

6. Boots, outer, chemical-resistant steel toe and shank

7. Boot-covers, outer, chemical-resistant (disposable)1

8. Hard hat1

9. Face shield1

Footnote1 Optional, as applicable

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