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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Lab

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Lab

An important obligation of every science laboratory teacher is to provide students with the proper safety equipment. You need to understand the differences between the various options for PPE in order to outfit your lab properly. We hope this chart will help you identify what you need.

Eyewear


Type

Use

ANSI
Wear With
Glasses

Item Number
Indirect-Vent Goggles Chemical / Splash Impact ANSI Z87.1 Yes 646704A
Direct-Vent Goggles Impact ANSI Z87.1 Yes 646706C
Spectacles / Glasses Impact ANSI Z87.1 No 646700
Face Shield / Splash Shield Chemical Splash w/Protection N/A Yes 646719

Gloves


Type
Use With
Chemicals
Tear
Resistance

Dexterity

Durability

Non-Latex

Item Number
Nitrile Best Best Best Best Yes 706335
Vinyl Fair Good Fair Good Yes 706390
Polyethylene Fair Good Fair Fair Yes 706345
Latex Good Fair Best Good No 706360A

Aprons


Type
Use With
Chemicals
Tear
Resistance

Durability

Item Number
Nitrile Best Best Best 706275
Rubberized Cloth Best Better Better 706250
Vinyl Good Good Good 706244
NexGen® Good Fair Good 706242

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