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Personal Protective Equipment Vocabulary

Respirator Protects lungs from dusts, fumes, gasses and vapors
Safety Glasses Protect the eyes from impacts with flying objects
Chaps Protect the legs from heat, impacts, and cuts and abrasions while welding or cutting
Hazards Dangers in a workplace
Hard Hat Protects head from low, hanging, or falling objects
Face Shield Provides additional protection for the face from particles, and chemical splashes but is not impact resistant
Harness Fall protection system worn when working at height
Safety Vest Increases visability to keep workers from being run over or struck by objects at a job cite
Full Bodysuit Protects body from chemicals, toxins, or biological hazards
Goggles Protects eyes from splashes of chemicals, paint, or other liquids
Boots Protects feet from abrasions, cuts, and chemicals
Earplugs Protect the ears from loud noises
Gloves Protect the hands from chemicals, rough or sharp parts, or heat
Welding Helmet Protects eyes and face from bright arc and heat when welding
Vest A sleeveless garment for the upper body usually worn over a shirt: a protective usually sleeveless garment
Fire Retardant Jacket Fire-retardant fabrics are those that have undergone chemical treatment to acquire some of the same properties flame-resistant fabrics inherently have
Coveralls A one-piece protective garment worn for heavy manual work
Cut Resistant Gloves Cut-resistant gloves are those designed to protect the wearer's hands from cuts while working with sharp tools
Sleeves the part of a garment that wholly or partly covers a person's arm
Dust Mask A dust mask is a flexible pad held over the nose and mouth by elastic or rubber straps to protect against dusts encountered during construction or cleaning activities
Nomex Hood It has excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance for a polymer material, a Nomex hood is a common piece of firefighting equipment
Steel Toe Shoes A steel-toe boot is a durable boot or shoe that has a protective reinforcement in the toe which protects the foot from falling objects or compression, usually combined with a mid sole plate to protect against punctures from below
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