Today on Repairs101 Iím going to show you whatís inside my Personal Protective Equipment bag.

OK you can see I did a much better job of keeping this one clean than I did with my tool-bag. Itís because I donít carry it everywhere I just keep it under whatever bench Iím working on.

Protective eyewear   Worknoots kicking back on break

So the first thing on anybodyís PPE list should be protective eyewear. What I like about this stuff is that it fits right over top of my glasses.

And of course next would be ďgreen patchĒ safety boots.

And you definitely need your hardhat where ever you go. This guy showed up for work without one so I gave him this one.



You got to have hearing protection. I like to wear cones and sometimes I team them up with earplugs for super noisy environments.

OK now as for gloves youíre going to need several kinds ranging from nitrile to cotton, suede palm, leather, neoprene and welding gloves.

I always carry my respirator in my PPE bag along with some spare filters and some organic vapour cartridges.

3M particulate filters  Industrial mechanics greasy rainsuit

Almost every work yard requires high visibility clothing or a Viz vest or a viz belt. And you know I always have a strobe with me for when Iím working in the dark on the side of the road or maybe somewhere similarly dangerous.

Make sure your cover-alls are a hundred percent cotton to arrest sparks and flames that you might pick up grinding or welding.

I always wear a welding beanie at work to keep my hair clean.

And I use kneepads on jobs that require a lot of kneeling.

I even carry a balaclava for when itís unreasonably cold out.




Make sure you get yourself a good quality rain suit.

And youíll never be sorry you invested in a suede welding jacket.

If youíre working by or on the water you have to have your lifejacket with retro-reflective markers and a whistle.

Aw geez. Iím not sure how that got in there. You probably donít need one of those.

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