Hazards that threaten the torso tend to threaten the entire body. A variety of protective clothing, including laboratory coats, long pants, rubber aprons, coveralls, and disposable body suits are available for specific work conditions, including the following:
- Rubber, neoprene, and plastic clothing protect employees from most acids and chemical splashes.
- Laboratory coats, coveralls, and disposable body suits protect employees and everyday clothing from contamination by chemicals, biological materials, dirt and grime, etc.
- Welding aprons provide protection from sparks.
Launder reusable protective clothing separate from other clothing