Use of an appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is
necessary to protect against potential chemical exposures. In all cases, PPE is a
supplement to and not a substitute for feasible engineering and administrative controls. Components selected for PPE vary with the nature of the
contaminant, route(s) of exposure, and contaminant concentration.
All types of PPE have limitations and are only effective when in good condition.
Ensure that selected PPE:
Is clean and ready for use.
Is appropriate for the task at hand.
Has sufficient resistance rating for the chemical(s) used.