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EHSO Guide to Section and Use of PPE
- Personal Protection Equipment

If you are looking for free guidance in the selection and use of PPE for safety and to comply with the OSHA requirements, you've come to the right place.  The following chart may be helpful in selecting ppe!

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bulletEnvironmental Health & Safety Online - Main Contents PagebulletThe OSHA Requirements (main PPE Page)bulletHow to select PPE - Page 1bulletHow to Select PPE - Page 2bulletEPA Levels of Protection (A through D)

 

EFFECTIVENESS OF PROTECTIVE  MATERIALS  AGAINST CHEMICAL  DEGRADATION (BY GENERIC CLASS)

Generic Class       Butyl rubberPolyvinyl chloride   NeopreneNatural rubber
Alcohols   EEEE
AldehydesE-GG-FE-GE-F
AminesE-FG-FE-GG-F
EstersG-FPGF-P
EthersG-FGE-GG-F
Fuels & SolventsF-PG-PE-GF-P
Halogenated HydrocarbonsG-PG-PG-FF-P
HydrocarbonsF-PFG-FF-P
Inorganic acidsG-FEE-GF-P
Inorganic bases & saltsEEEE
KetonesEPG-FG-F
Natural fats and oilsG-FGE-GG-F
Organic acidsEEEE

E = Excellent        F= Fair          G = Good      P = Poor

Source: Survey of Personal Protective Clothing and Respiratory Apparatus. DOT, USCG, Office of Research and Development (September 1974).

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This page was updated on 22-Mar-2017