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June 26, 2023

What is PPE?

Personal protective Equipment (PPE) includes things like safety glasses, shoe covers and protective coveralls that are used to prevent personal accidents from hazards. Coveralls protect your body when working with paint, during construction, mold removal, disaster cleanup, and other situations with harmful substances.

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

Choosing the right protective coverall is just like picking the right glasses or mask. Think about where you’ll use it and what you need it for. It’s important to do a risk analysis before deciding which options may be right for you. By asking yourself the following questions, it will help simplify the selection process.

  • What type of containments, chemicals or liquids will be on the job?
  • Is it important for the coverall to be impenetrable?
  • Is full coverage needed? Hood? Boots?
  • What temperature or climate will you be working in? Is breathability important to reduce heat stress?

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 impenetrable 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.

We’ve got you covered

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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