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1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Images of the different types of Personal Protective Equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

When dealing with mold remediation, it is critical to wear the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Protection of the respiratory system, eyes, and skin is important during mold removal tasks. Depending on the type of job or the specific kind of job site (such as industrial shops), it may be necessary to wear additional protective equipment. These environments can have inherent hazards that require additional protection, such as safety-toed boots, metatarsal protection, and hard hats.

 Some of the different types of PPE are:

  • Hard hat for overhead impact or electrical hazards
  • Eye protection with side shields, or protective goggles
  • Gloves chosen for job hazards expected (e.g., heavy – duty leather work gloves for handling debris with sharp edges and/or chemical protective gloves appropriate for chemicals potentially contacted)
  • ANSI-approved protective footwear
  • Respiratory protection as necessary—NIOSH N95 face pieces may be used for nuisance dusts (e.g., dried mud, dirt and silt). NIOSH P100 respirators are typically used on mold projects to protect against airborne contaminants. Filters with an activated charcoal layer may be used for nuisance odors.

Its best to let the professionals take care of your mold clean up. The professionals at SERVPRO of Casper have the knowledge and training to remediate mold damage safely and effectively.

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