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In chemical work, occupational protection is required against penetration of low risk chemical liquids due to low volume, low pressure splashes.

Despite the best efforts of engineering controls devised from a thorough hazard identification process, worker contact with some types of chemicals may be unavoidable.

In this case, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of protective clothing is essential. There are also disposable protective items that are commonly used to prevent certain hazards.

Each workplace is different and presents its own specific set of risks depending on the conditions.

Determining the most appropriate choice of chemical protective clothing or epi is made difficult by the large number of potentially toxic substances and vastly different exposure risks in each application, along with the large number of options and construction types available.

This is exacerbated by the complexity of the standards and test methods governing compliance.

Exposure to chemicals produces a range of effects from low-level irritation to severe biological damage.

The risks in turn depend on multiple factors: the properties of the chemical, the duration of exposure, physical factors such as space limitations and current environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature or exposure to flame.

Chemical protective clothing

Level of chemical protective suits

For protection, chemical protective suits are the safest type of clothing. We can advise you to get the right chemical protective suit for you.

Do not forget to make use of accessories such as gloves, boots, hats, hooded coveralls, some mandatory disposable protective element, masks or coveralls, securing the body and skin and as face protection protecting head and forehead.

Type 1 chemical protective full body suit.

This protective suit can be adapted to any environment, located in the workplace. It is fully sealed and has its own air supply to keep you safe during high-risk work.

Type 3 chemical protective suit

Withstands chemical liquids, the chemical protective suit is chemical jet-proof.

Type 4 chemical protective suit

Withstands high chemical spray pressure as this chemical protective suit is made of non-breathable materials.

Type 5-6 chemical protective suit

Protects against dusts, aerosols and splashes, specially designed for this purpose.

Hazard assessment for the use of chemical protective clothing

Before options can be identified, a thorough assessment of the hazard and the required epi must be conducted. Safety managers must have a clear understanding of the following:

Chemical hazards.

The specific substances to which workers may be exposed and any interactions (in the case of multiple substances). There are general disposable products and some specific protective disposables that help us to deal with these types of hazards, and which complement the protection of the epi.

Physical hazards

Including the likelihood of abrasion, tearing or puncture of clothing, along with exposure to fire, cold, heat and moisture.

Type of exposure

Whether the chemical is in liquid or vapor/gaseous form and whether the exposure is a brief or prolonged contact or an occasional splash. The use of hooded coveralls that cover the whole body is very important.

Exposure time

How long the worker will be in contact with the chemical while performing a specific task.

Physical effects

Understanding the specific potential health effects resulting from exposure.

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When it comes to choosing the best protective clothing to protect your workers from heat and fire hazards, many questions can arise. Here are some of the most common ones:

What protective clothing should be worn when working with chemicals?

The choice of protective clothing to wear when working with chemicals should be made based on the risks to which you will be exposed. Depending on whether the body is exposed to hazardous chemicals, whether there are gases or vapors, or whether the product is in the form of particles or fibers, you should wear one or the other.

How is the marking of chemical protective clothing carried out?

The marking of chemical protective clothing includes a general marking according to RD 1407/1992 and a specific marking, according to the applicable harmonized European standards, based on the chemical protection pictograms, the “See information leaflet” pictogram, other pictograms on additional hazards and other markings, such as the pictogram informing about the sizes or uses of the garment.

What hazards should people working with chemicals protect themselves from?

If people working with chemicals do not take appropriate measures, they face the following risks: asphyxiant, irritant, corrosive, allergic, anesthetic, carcinogenic, carcinogenic and pneumoconiotic.

What material does the chemical protective clothing have to be made of?

The chemical protective suits we manufacture at Oroel are made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton with FC finish, 245 g/m2.

How is chemical protective clothing classified?

The requirements concerning the different types of chemical protective suits and clothing are defined in the harmonized standards that have been developed by the European Committee for Standardization mandated by the European Commission. These standards establish different types of suits according to their requirements standard:

UNE EN 943-1:2003

  • 1a: Against gases and vapors. Hermetic.
  • 1b: Against gases and vapors. Airtight.
  • 1c: Against gases and vapors. Hermetic and positive pressure.
  • 2: Against gases and vapors. Not airtight and positive pressure.

UNE EN 943-2:2002

  • 1a-ET: Against gases and vapors. Airtight, for emergency equipment.
  • 1b-ET: Against gases and vapors. Airtight, for emergency equipment.

UNE EN 14605:2005+A1:2009

  • 3: Against spurting liquids..

UNE EN 14605:2005+A1:2009

  • 4: Against sprayed liquids.

UNE EN 13982-1:2005

  • 5: Against solid particles in suspension.

UNE EN 13034:2005+A1:2009

  • 6: Against liquids in the form of splashes

UNE EN 14605:2005+A1:2009

  • PB [3] y PB [4]: Partial body protection. Type 3 and 4 material

UNE EN 13034:2005+A1:2009

  • PB [6]: Partial body protection. Type 6 material.

What are the specifications of the EN 13034 standard?

The EN 13034 standard covers the protection of clothing against splashes of the following chemical liquids: sulfuric acid (soluble in water at a concentration of 30%), caustic soda (soluble in water at a concentration of 20%), xylene and butanol.

Where can I buy chemical protective clothing?

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