personal protective equipment

PPE Mistakes, Part 3

Avoid these PPE mistakes.

Do you make any of these mistakes with personal protective equipment (PPE)?

  • Wearing polyester clothing. Be careful here, it’s also marketed as “microfiber.” Raincoats, shirts, and other items are often made of this material. Inspect the labels, and either leave the clothing at home or, better yet, don’t own any to begin with. Polyester will melt into your skin, not just onto your skin. The burn is hugely more painful and disfiguring. W

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