Personal Protection Equipment - Level A

Level A protection often reminds one of a moon suit or space suit configuration. It is fully encapsulated and requires self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). This garment includes chemical resistant boots and gloves and requires assistance and time to don. Claustrophobia can be unmasked with the wearing of this type of suit and even menial tasks such as walking are a challenge and require accommodation and experience.

This level of protection requires training and acclimation and the tolerance to the generated heat inside the suit and limitations of the breathing apparatus create a time-limited wearing of this level often to 30 min or less depending on the ambient temperature, level of fitness of the wearer and amount of physical labor required while in the suit and is generally used in the hot or warm contaminated zones.

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