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 or hard hat
  • 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

Watch our “Chainsaw Safety” video playlist on YouTube for more information.

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Sarah Kirby, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Sarah KirbyState Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor Call Dr. Sarah Email Dr. Sarah Agricultural & Human Sciences
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Aug 19, 2021
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