Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is protective gear and clothing used to keep laboratory personnel safe while performing their research. Examples of PPE include face shields, goggles, laboratory coats, and disposable gloves.

It’s important to properly determine, select, and use appropriate PPE for the laboratory operation to be performed. Different laboratory operations may warrant different types of PPE. All potential hazards and exposure pathways must be identified and assessed to properly determine what PPE is necessary for a particular laboratory operation.

The labs below link to information to help determine, select, and use common types of laboratory PPE.

EHSS is also available to assist with assessing laboratory operations and determining and selecting appropriate PPE. Contact EHSS at

Eye and Face Protection

Body Protection

Hand Protection