It’s important to aware safety that protects you and also the public, Hazmat suit levels help accomplish just that.
A hazmat suits is defined as “an overall garment worn to protect people from hazardous materials or substances, including chemicals, biological agents, or radioactive materials, that is CBRN.”
There are 4 hazmat suit levels that each have a specific level of protection that correlates with the chemicals and substances they are interacting with.
The 4 levels range in protection level starting with “Level A” being the most protective to “Level D” being the least.
It is mandatory for each hazmat site to have information and details outlining the correct level of protection that is sufficient for the work they are doing.
The Highest Hazmat Suit Levels— A-Level Hamat suits
The highest level of protection for the skin, eyes and respiratory system that are all at risk when exposed to the dangerous chemicals.
Level A suits require:
- Full face Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
- Two-Way radio
- Proper footwear including Safety steel-toe boots with shanks on the outside
- Chemical-resistant gloves
These suits are used for the most extreme cases of chemical damage that could harm the eyes, skin or respiratory system with exposure. Gastight zippers are applied on the front of the suits, so that the suits are easy and comfortable to wear or take off.