Workwear Protection Guide

 

ESKO COVERALLS

Where workplace hazards cannot be eliminated or isolated, employers are responsible to provide employees with suitable clothing to protect from a variety of hazards including nuisance dust, asbestos fibres, chemical and water-based splashes, chemical sprays, biological hazards, infective agents and simple dirt, grease, and dust.

Even in non-hazardous situations overalls protect the user's clothing from soiling and wear. It is not necessarily a requirement under the Health and Safety in Employment Act for employers to provide overalls in non-hazardous situations, but many do so.

Disposable coveralls have some advantages over traditional fabric overalls:

  • Disposable coveralls can be disposed of after use to avoid cross-contamination from any residues or, if necessary, can be incinerated. In medical situations they avoid any need for re-sterilisation after use.
  • Low-cost single-use coveralls may be more economic. Disposable coveralls avoid laundry costs in situations where soiling may be difficult to remove with washing, such as paint, crude oil or grease residues.
  • Lightweight coveralls are breathable and comfortable, allowing freedom of movement to bend and stretch and avoiding heat stress for the wearer.

Esko protective coveralls have been tested for breakthrough time of permeation to a range of chemicals. Permeation refers to the process by which a chemical compound moves through protective fabric on a molecular level. Permeation tests for our protective coveralls have been conducted according to EN374-3.

In critical situations and especially when dealing with infectious agents, wearers must be instructed in correct methods of donning and doffing protective coveralls, see Esko’s downloadable product guide.

 

Esko coveralls Product selection by industry

USEFUL FOR: 

Need protection against non-hazardous liquids or dust? 

Do you need protection against hazardous dust including asbestos and glass fibre?

Protection against hazardous dust including asbestos, or liquid chemical splashes, or biological hazards, including Ebola?

Need protection against pressurised liquid chemical sprays, liquid aerosols or severe biological hazards and infective agents?

Aerospace

   

 

Agriculture & Farming

 

 

 

Asbestos Handling

 

 

Biological Hazards

   

Automotive

 

 

Chemical Handling

   

Civil Protection

 

 

Clean Room

   

 

Construction

 

 

Decontamination

     

Disease/ Disaster Management

 

 

Decorative work

 

Electronics

   

 

Food Processing & Packing

   

 

Hazardous Material

   

Industrial Clean Up/ Maintenance

 

 

 

Medical/ Emergency

   

 

Military

   

 

Oil Handling/ Tank Cleaning

 

   

Oil refining/ Exploration

 

   

Paint Spray

   

 

Petrochemical Plants

 

   

Printing

   

 

Sewage Purification Installation

 

 

 

Utilities

     

Waste Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Physical Properties

 

Test Method

Result

Class

Result

Class

Result

Class

Abrasion Resistance

 

EN530

>100*

2

>100*

2

>100*

2

Flex Cracking Resistance

 

ISO 7854 B

>40,000*

5

>40,000*

5

>1,000*

1

Trapezoidal Tear Resistance

MD

EN ISO 9073-4

44.2N

3

40.7N

3

53N

3

 

CD

 

19.0N

1

18.6N

1

71N

3

Tensile Strength  

MD

ISO 13934-1

113.5N

3

48.3N

1

82N

2

 

CD

 

44.5N

1

108.1N

3

121N

2

Resistance to ignition

 

EN13274-4

Pass

 

Pass

 

Pass

 

Puncture Resistance

 

EN863

9.7N

1

6.95N

1

9N**

1

Seam Strength

 

ISO13935-2

133.0N

4

120.2N

3

108.2N

3

Burst Resistance

 

ISO13938-1

 

 

184.1kPa

3

 

 

Antistaticity

 

EN1149-5

Pass

 

Pass

 

Pass

 

pH value

 

EN ISO 3071

6.2

Pass

6.77

Pass

6.76

Pass

Flame Retardant

 

EN ISO 14116:2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: * denotes visual endpoint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Chemical
Properties

Test Method

Penetration

 Repellency 

 Penetration 

 Repellency 

Penetration

Repellency

Resistance to Chemical Penetration

EN368

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sulphuric Acid 30%

 

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Sodium Hydroxide 10%

 

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Iso propanol

 

 

 

Class 3

Class 2

 

 

o-Xylene

 

 

 

 

 

Class 3

Class 2

Bulan-1-ol

 

 

 

 

 

Class 3

Class 2

Resistance to
Chemical Permeation

EN374-3

 

 

 

 

 Breakthrough  Time

 Classification 

Sulphuric Acid 30%

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Sodium Hydroxide 42%

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Methanol

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Sulphuric Acid 98%

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Formaldehyde 10%

 

 

 

 

 

14 mins

Class 6

Acetic Acid

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 1

Chromic Acid 80%

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Dimethyl Formamide

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Hydrochloric Acid 37%

 

 

 

 

 

15 mins

Class 1

Nitric Acid 65%

 

 

 

 

 

273 mins

Class 5

Perchloric Acid

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Potassium Chromate

 

 

 

 

 

>480 mins

Class 6

Whole Suit Test Performance

 

Test Method Result

 

Test Method

Result

Test Method

Result

 

 

TYPE 5 EN ISO 13982-1:2004 Method as defined by EN ISO 13982-2:2004

Pass

TYPE 5 EN ISO 13982-1:2004 Method as defined by EN ISO 13982-2:2004

Pass

TYPE 3 Jet test Method defined by EN14605:2005 + EN463

Pass

 

 

TYPE 6 Low Level Spray Test Method as defined by EN 13034:2005 + EN468

Pass

TYPE 6 Low Level Spray Test Method as defined by EN 13034:2005 + EN468

Pass

TYPE 4 Spray test Method defined by EN14605:2005 + EN468

Pass

 

 

Protective clothing against radioactive materials as defined by EN1073-2:2002

Pass

Protective clothing against radioactive materials as defined by EN1073-2:2002

Pass

Protective clothing against radioactive materials as defined by EN1073-2:2002

Pass

Performance of protective clothing against infective agents EN14126:2003

 

    

 

EN14126:2003

 

EN14126:2003

 

 

ISO 16603:2004

 

 

Class 6

 

Class 6

 

 

ISO 16604:2004

 

 

Class 1

 

Class 6

 

 

ISO 22611:2003

 

 

Class 3

 

Class 3

 

 

 

ISO 22612:2005

ISO 22610:2006

 

 

Class 3

Class 6

 

 

Class 3

Class 6

 

 

 

More information

 

Click on the link for further informaton: Worksafe's guide to employer responsibilities, requirements and standards for overalls

 

Relevant standards:

  • EN ISO 13982-1:2004+A1:2010 Protective clothing for use against solid particulates
  • EN 14126:2003 Protective clothing. Performance requirements and tests methods for protective clothing against infective agents
  • EN 14605:2005+A1:2009 Protective clothing against liquid chemicals
  • EN 13034: 2005 Protective clothing against liquid chemicals
  • EN 1073-2:2002 Protective clothing against radioactive contamination

 

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