3M introduces coveralls to protect against skin hazards

Published: 13-Jul-2011

Most include a three-panel hood for enhanced compatibility with additional PPE

3M has introduced PPE clothing products that protect workers against a range of potential skin hazards.

Eleven new coveralls offer breathable panels for increased comfort and fabrics with increased abrasion resistance for added longevity in harsher environments.

Most models feature a three-panel hood for enhanced compatibility with additional PPE, plus two-way zippers for added on/off convenience. Storm flaps provide further protection, while seamless shoulder and sleeve tops are comfortable and offer fewer entry points for contaminants.

Further options include protection against certain biohazards and nuclear particles, as well as anti-static properties and resistance to alcohol through a specialist fabric coating.

For comfort and ease of movement, there is extra material in the arms and legs and some models feature knitted cuffs and an elasticated waist and ankles.

Jennifer Raymond, Protective Coveralls Technical Engineer at 3M Safety Solutions, said potential skin hazards can vary across industry sectors so it is important to offer different levels of clothing to protect workers, keep them comfortable and meet the legal requirements of PPE in the working environment.

“The protective coveralls available from 3M offer a broad spectrum of robustness and protection corresponding to the varied EN requirements for chemical protection, from general purpose designs for light duty work to more advanced models with specialist features for more hazardous conditions,” she added.

3M also offers a number of accessories, including overboot and shoe covers, oversleeves and overhoods, lab coats and boxer and vest sets.

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