What Does Level B Clothing Mean?
Level B clothing is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is chosen when the highest level of respiratory protection is required, but a lower level of skin protection. PPE is divided into four categories (levels A through D) based on the degree of protection they provide. Level B provides the second-highest level of protection.
Safeopedia Explains Level B Clothing
Level B clothing includes:
Positive pressure full-face piece with self-contained breathing apparatus
Hooded chemical-resistant suit
Chemical resistant inner and outer gloves
Steel toed, shanked, chemical resistant boots and boot covers
Hard hat and face shield
Level B clothing is worn in the following environments:
When oxygen is less than 19.5 percent
Atmospheric criteria do not allow the use of an air purifying respirator
Severe inhalation hazard is present
There is no severe skin hazard