For many jobs, safety coveralls are an important part of a worker’s PPE (personal protective equipment). Whether dealing with sparks, solvents, acids, oils, blood and bodily fluids, or a variety of aerosols, coveralls keep workers clean, happy and safe. But, with such a wide range of health risks, no coverall has the ability to keep workers safe from every type of danger.
Instead, manufacturers have made available an array of coveralls, relying on workers to understand the job and its risks and choose the coverall that’s right for them. That means you have to know what’s available to you, so you can choose the safety equipment that’s right for your work.
To help you make your decision, we’ve compiled a list of the different types of safety coveralls. Visit here to see the coveralls we carry.
Basic Protective Coveralls
Popular amongst mechanics and other trades, basic coveralls offer long-wearing protection – not just against dirt and grime – but against sparks and other dangers in the shop. Because of their durability, versatility, and comfort, basic protective coveralls are the standard across many industries.
We’re proud to carry the high-quality Stalworth Polyester Cotton Coverall. It comes in either navy or black and features a durable 7 oz. twill construction for the toughest wear and tear.
Some jobs don’t require the heavy layer of protection traditional coveralls provide. Disposable coveralls are great for:
- jobs where the environment requires protection from dirt or lint on your clothes
- ventures requiring a barrier against particulates, aerosols and non- hazardous liquids
- tasks that can ruin coveralls quickly with dirt, grime, paint or other substances
Fire Retardant Coveralls (Inherent Properties and Chemical Treated)
Fire retardant coveralls come in two types,
- those which are inherently fire resistant
- those that have been treated with chemicals to make them so
If fire is a real hazard to you or your employees, fire retardant coveralls can be a lifesaver. However, it is important to keep in mind fire retardant does not mean fireproof, so caution must still be exercised when working around a flame or sparks.
With winters like ours, cold becomes a very serious safety factor if you or your workers spend any time outdoors. Cold weather saps dexterity, energy, and at extremes, hinders a worker’s ability to focus properly on their work. Protect yourself and your employees from the cold with quilted coveralls.
The last thing you want to worry about when working around electricity is if your clothing will protect you. Arc-resistant clothing and coveralls keep workers safe from electric shock because of their specialty fabric.
Like quilted coveralls, waterproof coveralls protect workers from the regular dangers of their job as well as the elements. A comfortable worker is one who can properly focus on their work, keeping them, and those around them safe.
( Day/Night Visibility )
In high traffic areas, Hi-Vis coveralls keep workers visible without requiring another layer of clothing that can potentially get caught up in their work. This adds a degree of convenience to safety which can make it easier for you, and your workers, to stay safe.
Keeping You and Your Employees Safe with quality Coveralls
Coveralls are an important part of your PPE. However, wearing coveralls not properly designed for the specific dangers of your job or worksite can make your safety questionable. Always wear the proper PPE for every job, whether that’s disposable, waterproof, or simply standard coveralls.