Determine type of exposure for the work areas and specific work activities,
Determine level of respiratory protection for the work areas and specific work activities (see
3a. Select the respirator cartridge(s) for Level C,
Determine level of protective clothing for the work areas and specific work activities (see
4a. Evaluate the chemical resistant characteristics needed for the potential exposures and select
clothing with the appropriate protection factor,
Evaluate potential physical hazards associated with the work areas and specific work
activities (e.g., walking/working surfaces, electrical installations/lines, noise exposure) and
select PPE to mitigate identified hazards,
Consider climatic conditions and select PPE to accommodate the conditions (e.g., cooling
units, insulated clothing/footwear),
Evaluate potential biological hazards (e.g., snakes, insects) and select PPE to mitigate
identified hazards, and
Evaluate type and level of work (e.g. heavy, moderate, light) and select PPE for the work,
Evaluate PPE for both chemical and radiological hazards when mixed waste is involved.
Table 5-1 presents the level of protection required for respiratory PPE, based on specific hazards.
Table 5-2 presents the level of PPE based on specific hazards for selection of protective clothing.