protective clothing

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to protective clothing: Personal protective equipment

protective clothing

disposable single-use garments, e.g. face masks, operating gowns, eye goggles, preventing body contact with fomites; an essential part of infection control and personal safety

protective clothing,

n clothing required to shield or guard the wearer from infectious, toxic, or harmful substances while engaged in employment. Federal and state statutes govern the use of such apparel.


artificial covering for protection or decoration or as a livery.

animal clothing
includes rugs for cattle and horses and for Sharlea sheep in sheds. For dogs there is a great variety of decorative clothing limited only by the imagination of the owner. Pleasure horses are also likely to have a wardrobe of rugs including a lightweight cooling-off rug and a waterproof mackintosh, a hood to cover the head and neck, a cap to cover the head only, hoof boots of various sorts, protective leg bandages, a tail sock and eye goggles.
protective clothing
for the veterinarian; this includes coveralls, rubber knee boots, rubber or plastic sleeves and gloves, obstetric gowns, surgical gowns, caps, masks and overshoes.


1. providing protection.
2. substances used to provide protection to tissues.

protective clothing
varies with the risk prevailing, e.g. radiation (see x-ray protection), waterproof gear for highly infectious diseases, coveralls for normal large animal practice, metal studded gloves for catching aggressive companion animals.
protective isolation
a type of isolation designed to prevent contact between potentially pathogenic microorganisms and uninfected animals which have seriously impaired resistance. Called also reverse isolation. It is recommended for patients suffering from agranulocytosis, severe and extensive dermatitis, certain types of lymphomas and leukemias, and those who are receiving immunosuppressive therapy.
protective substances
finely ground, absorbent, insoluble, inert substances that absorb toxins, cover sensitive and damaged tissues with a fine film. Includes starch, kaolin, talc, zinc oxide, zinc stearate. See also intestinal protectant.
References in periodicals archive ?
Global Industrial Protective Clothing Product Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
Western European Industrial Protective Clothing Market is part of the Personal Protective Equipment Growth Partnership Service program.
For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Industrial Protective Clothing market on the basis of application and region:
Another point of discussion is whether or not to opt for protective clothing with a limited period of use (referred to as disposable protective clothing) or for reusable suits.
com): All the basics are here--button-down shirts, t-shirts, track pants and straw sun hats, plus protective clothing for sensitive-skinned babies.
However, coated nylon, which is often used in the production of high growth goods such as air bags and protective clothing, will post stronger gains through 2007.
Over the years, we've evaluated firefighters' protective clothing, chemical protective clothing that's used to clean up toxic waste dump sites, and military clothing for the U.
The military made advancements during the next two decades, although little thought was given, or research dedicated, to providing the law enforcement community with any type of protective clothing.
com/research/lg9ggz/north_american) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "North American Industrial Protective Clothing Market" to their offering.
30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Multi-functional garments hold tremendous potential to generate additional revenues for industrial protective clothing manufacturers in Western Europe.
1) or protective clothing, waterproof clothing humid environment (10 Unit)
Among their topics are types of smart materials for protection, smart surface treatments, nanomaterials, smart barrier membranes for protective clothing, biomimetic approaches, smart protective textiles for older people, smart high-performance textiles for protection in construction and geotechnical applications, protective clothing for firefighters and rescue workers, and chemical and biological protective clothing.