OHIO PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING Unit 7 Personal Protective Equipment
The Ohio State University Extension David J. Goerig Ag / Natural Resource Agent Mahoning County
What is Personal Protective Equipment? PPE Clothing and devices that are worn to protect the human body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residue
Types of PPE CoverallsAprons Protective suits Footwear Gloves Respirators Eyewear Headwear
YOU ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ALL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT INSTRUCTIONS THAT APPEAR ON THE LABEL OR IN LABELING
Factors affecting the Chemical Resistance of PPE Length of exposure Exposure situation Type of Chemical Type of Material
Choosing Chemical-Resistant Materials Cotton, Leather, and Canvas are not chemical resistant. The best choice materials include but are not limited to; Rubber, plastic, butyl, neoprene, and polyvinyl chloride products.
Hand and Foot Protection Areas of most exposure. Avoid contamination. Must be chemical resistant to the product you are working with. Must be worn correctly. In good condition. Cleaned / Replaced often.
Head and Neck Protection Required if you will be exposed to pesticides from above. Wide brimmed “Safari” hats are good. Resistant to the chemical you are working with. Jackets with attached hoods available
Protecting your Eyes Safety glasses OK if they include brow and side shields. Goggles Face shields