Which Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should I use?
If you are exposed to chemicals, there is a risk of damage to your health. Protect yourself. Check your pesticide label for advice on what to wear when mixing pesticides, cleaning empty pesticide packs, spraying pesticides and cleaning spraying equipment.
Note that the label states the least PPE that should be worn. Make sure that you also check and comply with local laws about which PPE to use.
Protect your eyes
Protect your face and mouth
Protect your lungs
Protect your hands
Protect your legs and feet
Wear coveralls or trousers and rubber boots to protect your legs and feet from pesticide spills; when downward spraying; and from contact with sprayed leaves.
To wear boots
Protect your body
Protect your head and neck
Wear hats or hoods to protect your head from falling drops of pesticide when spraying upwards and from contact with sprayed leaves.
How to wear your hat or hood
- Use clean gloves or hands to put on and take off your hat or hood.
- If you wear a hat, tie back long hair and cover. Make sure your hat is secure on your head.
- If you wear a coverall with hood, make sure that your hair is tucked inside the hood.
- If you wear goggles, make sure that the hat does not break the seal between the goggles and your skin.
Hints and tips for choosing a hat or hood: