Blog / How to Choose the Right Personal Protective Coverall

August 9, 2021

Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, hard hats, face shields, and coveralls are protective clothing that helps keep the wearer safe from hazardous materials in work-based environments. Coveralls are typically worn over street clothes and provide body protection while painting, during construction, mold remediation, disaster restoration and other situations where contaminants are present. These various work environments require different levels of protection, ranging from respirators or earplugs and eye protection to abrasion shielding. Knowing where to start when it comes to choosing the right coverall can be overwhelming and confusing. With all the occupational safety options on the market, it’s easy to get lost in all the information.

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What to Consider

Much like selecting the correct eyewear, face mask or respiratory protection, There are a few things to consider when choosing the right personal protective coverall and which situations they’ll be suitable for. It’s important to do a risk analysis before deciding which options may be right for you. This includes determining which contaminants, chemicals or liquids will be on the job, how long the job is, the environment of the job and level of protection necessary to protect against hazardous materials. Doing a thorough risk analysis will simplify the selection process.

When exploring how to choose the right personal protective coverall, it may seem obvious, but it’s important to ensure you’re wearing the correct size for the best protection possible. Check packaging and websites for size charts to determine the best fit.

Coveralls – Lightweight to Heavyweight

SuperTuff® Polypropylene Coveralls – Looking for a super lightweight, breathable coverall? Trimaco’s Polypropylene coveralls are ideal when minimal coverage is needed. This economical option protects against dust and dirt and are disposable.

DuPont™ Dual Comfort Coveralls – Working in a hot and humid environment where overheating is a risk? This coverall is the perfect balance of protection and comfort. The front consists of the classic Tyvek material, while the back features breathable ProShield® material for maximum comfort.

DuPont™ Tyvek Coveralls – Perfect for aerosols like spray painting, general maintenance and clean-up to protect from hazards including dust, paint, lead and asbestos. The innovative Tyvek material will keep liquids and other particles out, while providing breathable comfort. Tyvek coveralls are anti-static, super breathable and approved for protection against isocyanates.

DuPont™ Tyvek® 500 High Visibility Coveralls – For ultimate peace of mind in dangerous and high risk situations, this coverall should be your go to. This heavy duty coverall is chemical resistant and protects against chemical, biological and anti-static hazards as well .From healthcare settings to dealing with workplace hazards, this model provides the utmost protection.

DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 – This highly durable coverall will protect you from liquids and particles (e.g. pesticides) down to 1.0 micron in size for up to 30 minutes. These disposable coveralls are ideal for lead and asbestos remediation, pandemic preparedness, general maintenance and clean-up.

Trimaco understands the importance of safety and offers a variety of protective coveralls to fit the needs of your job. If you’re in need of professional-grade personal protective wear, Trimaco has you covered.



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