Protective Gear and Safety Equipment Photo Gallery

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Face Mask and Gloves

This guys is taking no chances. He is wearing full protective gear while micropipetting.
This guys is taking no chances. He is wearing full protective gear while micropipetting. George Doyle, Getty Images

Lab Safety Gear and Protective Clothing

This is a collection of photographs of protective gear and lab safety equipment. Examples of protective gear include safety glasses and goggles, gloves, lab coats, and hazmat suits.

This researcher is wearing a protective face mask, gloves and protective plastic over his clothing.

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Kids Wearing Safety Goggles

Kids age 5-7 wearing safety goggles.
Kids age 5-7 wearing safety goggles. Ryan McVay, Getty Images

These kids are wearing safety goggles to protect their eyes.

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Safety Glasses

Everyone who sets foot in a chemistry lab should have a pair of safety glasses handy.
Everyone who sets foot in a chemistry lab should have a pair of safety glasses handy. George Doyle, Getty Images
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Lab Safety

This scientist is illustrating the use of several pieces of protective gear.
This scientist is illustrating the use of several pieces of protective gear, including gloves, eye protection, and a lab coat. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
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MOPP Gear

US Marine Corps soldier wearing Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear.
Operation Iraqi Freedom, US Marine Corps soldier wearing Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear. March 20, 2003. Sgt. Kevin R. Reed, USMC
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Purple Nitrile Glove

This type 6 purple nitrile glove is used to protect the hands from liquid chemicals.
This type 6 purple nitrile glove is used to protect the hands from liquid chemicals. Mike6271, Wikipedia Commons
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Hazmat Suit

The DEA agents are wearing level B hazmat suits to protect them from dangerous materials.
The DEA agents are wearing level B hazmat suits to protect them from dangerous materials. US Department of Justice

The US Department of Homeland Security defines a Hazmat suit as "an overall garment worn to protect people from hazardous materials or substances, including chemicals, biological agents, or radioactive materials."

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NBC Suits

These NATO soldiers are wearing nuclear, chemical and biological protective gear known as NBC suits.
These NATO soldiers are wearing nuclear, chemical and biological protective gear known as NBC suits. Ssgt. Fernando Serna, US DoD

NBC stands for nuclear, biological, chemical. NBC suits are designed to be worn for extended periods of time.