Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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When returning home and cleaning up after a disaster, make certain that everyone is wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

PPE includes:

  •  Face respirator HEPA filter rated N100 or P100, if asbestos or chemical vapors are not an issue, an N95 mask will suffice
  • Googles or safety glasses with side shields or full face shield
  • Earplugs or earmuffs in high noise areas
  • Rubber boots for wet areas or steel toe boots with hard sole
  • Cap with a protective brim
  • Waterproof gloves thick enough to protect from cuts, chemicals, and temperatures
  • Work clothes (long sleeves, long pants) that can be taken off when leaving work site or disposable coveralls

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