Reducing The Risks With DuPont Chemical Protective Clothing
DuPont developed chemical protective clothing to help safeguard men and women from chemical hazards that can and can’t be seen, such as dangerous vapors, liquids, and particles.
Whether the job is performing asbestos abatement, applying insulation, or handling industrial chemicals, DuPont understands the risks. That’s why we’ve developed chemical protective clothing engineered from Tyvek® and Tychem®. They’re made to help reduce worker chemical exposure while performing their jobs. Plus, we rigorously test all our Tyvek® and Tychem® fabrics to eliminate “what ifs.” And we continue to innovate by bringing cutting-edge solutions like SafeSPEC™ 2.0, an online tool that helps safety managers make the best decisions for selecting apparel. It’s just another way we’re helping hazardous work become less hazardous to the worker.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
DuPont offers garments that help provide chemical protection for a host of different military hazards. See which Tyvek® and Tychem® garments offer the chemical protection needed for situations such as initial entry, victim rescue, release mitigation, evidence collection, body removal, and site cleanup.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.
ISO 16602 overview from DuPont offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling, plus a link to FAQ about these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.
Preparing for ISO 16602 offers information about the assessment process, types, classes, and labeling involved in these increasingly prevalent chemical protective clothing standards.
NFPA 1992 provides standards for emergency response PPE against liquid splash, particulate materials, and non-carcinogenic vapors in HAZMAT environments.
NFPA 1994 sets design, certification, and minimum performance requirements for Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, and Nuclear (CBRN) protective ensembles for first responders to incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents, and for first responders exposed to victims or materials during assessment, extrication, rescue, triage, decontamination, treatment, site security, crowd management, and force protection operations at incidents involving CBRN terrorism agents.
NFPA 1991 provides minimum levels of protection for emergency response personnel against adverse vapor, liquid splash, and particulate materials in HAZMAT environments.