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personnel protection
Body/Skin Protection (CHEM)

Body/Skin Protection. Skin/body protection includes rubber aprons, protective coveralls, TYVEK or coated sack suits, and head coverings. Full skin/body coverings, including helmets and hard hats, help protect the user not only against chemical spills/hazards, but also against physical hazards such as falling debris and sharp objects which may pierce the skin. The material of the protective clothing is selected for the hazard and the risk. Strong solvents will soak through cotton coveralls but not a rubber apron or chemical-spill protective coveralls.
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