Level C Clothing

Published: | Updated: May 4, 2018

Definition - 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

  • Coveralls

  • 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.

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