Remediation and Clean Up

Hazardous particulates may be disturbed and become airborne  during abatement and remediation activities.

Appropriate protective apparel selection should consider:

  • Worker protection
  • Material durability
  • Worker comfort
  • Cost 

Inadequately selected protective apparel could lead to the contamination of worker undergarments by allowing hazardous particulate infiltration.

Hazardous particulates could be transported outside of containment on undergarments or skin, contaminating the non-work areas (take home toxins).

Hazardous particulates could be transported by workers subsequently contaminating worker vehicles, homes, and other areas potentially contaminating family members or the general public (indirect transfer).

Both of the above situations may result in illnesses to a range of individuals and increase employer liability   

Contact hazards are best controlled by PPE and critical barriers.

  • Full body exposure is most likely; legs, feet, arms and front of torso receive majority of exposure
  • Choice of gloves and garment materials is dependent on hazardous particulates and chemicals involved 
  • Garment seams and garment designs dependent on activity

The products below are frequently selected for remediation and clean up, but this is not a comprehensive list.  Please click the Industry option in the Product Selector tool at the top of this page to specify your unique challenges and find the garment(s) that best suit your needs. 

Frequently Selected - Remediation and Clean Up

Tyvek® 400

Tyvek® 400 garments have long been a first choice in protection for very good reasons. Tyvek® offers an ideal balance of protection, durability and comfort.

Tyvek® 600

Tyvek® 600 with a serged and over-taped seam combines the performance of Type 4/5/6 garment with the comfort and durability of Tyvek® Fabric. Tyvek® Plus has been tested against standards for heavy liquid aerosols, airborne solid particles, and blood and body fluids using synthetic blood.

Tyvek® 800

Tyvek® 800J combines resistance to low-concentration, water-based, inorganic chemicals thanks to an innovative fabric technology and enhanced garment design.

Tychem® 2000

Tychem® 2000 provides light liquid splash protection for dozens of common industrial chemicals.