coveralls, aprons, personal protection, pesticide protection
Pesticide labels under the federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) may require coveralls for people working with pesticides or near areas treated with them. One- or two-piece coveralls provide an extra layer of protection and can reduce skin exposure to pesticides. Although a variety of protective coveralls are available in local stores or by mail, few companies provide information about resistance of their materials to agricultural chemicals. Remember that coveralls cannot offer complete protection and that no one material is effective in all situations. Wearing coveralls over regular work clothes and underwear can reduce the amount of pesticides that get onto clothing worn next to your skin, and thus, your overall exposure to pesticides.
Extension Service, Cooperative, "Personal Pesticide Protection - Coveralls and Aprons" (2002). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 318.
Updated June 2002.