What Does Level C Clothing Mean?
Level C clothing is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is chosen when the concentration and type of airborne substances is kown and air purifying respirators are required. PPE is divided into four categories (levels A through D) based on the degree of protection they provide. Level C provides the second-highest level of protection.
Safeopedia Explains Level C Clothing
Since the type and concentration level of the airborne contaminants are known in environments that require Level C protection, the criteria for meeting the respiratory standards can be met.
Level C clothing includes:
Full-face or half-mask, negative pressure air purifying respirators
Hooded chemical-resistant clothing
Chemical resistant inner and outer gloves
Steel toed, chemical resistant boots and boot covers
Hard hat, escape mask and face shield
The basic difference between level C clothing and level B clothing is in the respiratory systems.