Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

Hats, long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and gloves protect against plants, chemicals, and insects that can cause rashes and other skin lesions. Protective clothing can also protect against sun damage. Protective ensembles, often made of advanced fibers and with vapor barriers, are used to protect against chemical exposures. The trade-off is that these ensembles expose the worker to heat injuries. Constant air-cooling devices can sometimes mitigate the risk of heat injury, but many times the employees must work at night. Unfortunately, away from the supervisors and designers of the equipment, workers simply remove the equipment rather than risk heat exhaustion or a decrease in production (11,12).

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