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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coverall Selection: Style

Applying DuPont™Teflon®industrial coatings is not always the cleanest job. It also can be dangerous, with hazardous substances in the air that should not be breathed in or allowed to come in contact with the skin or clothes. Teflon® coating applicators are exposed to chemicals that could potentially harm the body, as well as ruin any work clothes they come in contact with. Shop workers need coveralls and other personal protective equipment to keep safe and clean from overspray, dry particulates, and liquid splashes. Three important factors to consider when choosing coveralls are style, size, and chemical protection. This article will discuss style.

When spraying DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, it is important to wear coveralls to keep back splatter from ruining your clothes. Coveralls come in a variety of styles and protect from different hazards, so make sure you choose the right kind for your shop. Options include, but are not limited to, elastic around the wrists and ankles, elastic hoods, and booties to cover your shoes. Think about your shop needs to decide if any additional features are necessary, or if a more standard style with open wrists and ankles will be more functional and cost effective. 

Coveralls are important in the industrial coating shop environment because they add another layer of protection against the hazardous materials that must be handled carefully every day when spraying DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings. Wearing coveralls, gloves, respirators, safety glasses, and any other protective garments will help make your shop a much safer workplace.

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