CFR §170.305: PPE means devices and apparel that are worn to protect the body from contact with pesticides or pesticide residues, including, but not limited to, coveralls, chemical-resistant suits, chemical-resistant gloves, chemical-resistant footwear, respirators, chemical-resistant aprons, chemical-resistant headgear, and protective eyewear.

A pesticide product label often requires shirt, pants, shoes, and socks. They are not considered PPE under the law.

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PPE Terminology

For clarification, the following terms are interpreted as to their meaning for PPE when required by pesticide product labeling:

 

Chemical-resistant PPE must be made of material that allows no measurable movement of the pesticide being used through the material during use.

Chemical-resistant apron must be a chemical-resistant apron that covers the front of the body from mid-chest to the knees.

Chemical-resistant footwear means one of the following types of footwear must be worn:

Chemical-resistant headgear must be either a chemical-resistant hood or a chemical-resistant hat with a wide brim.

Chemical-resistant suit must be a loose-fitting, one- or two-piece chemical-resistant garment that covers, at a minimum, the entire body except head, hands, and feet.

Coveralls must be loose-fitting, one- or two-piece garments that cover, at a minimum, the entire body except head, hands, and feet.

Gloves must be the type specified on the pesticide product labeling.

Protective eyewear means one of the following types of eyewear:

Waterproof must be made of material that allows no measurable movement of water or aqueous solutions through the material during use.

 

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