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Hazmat PPE

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Hazmat Protection - limiting hazmat and chemical exposure in the workplace

When dealing with hazardous substances is part of the daily routine, staying safe comes down to knowing what substances you’re dealing with, understanding the risks and knowing how to deal with the situation – and, of course, being able to count on the reliability of your hazmat ppe. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering you equipment that fulfils the highest safety standards, is easy to use and comfortable to wear. It’s all part of our commitment to providing you with products and solutions that help you effectively prevent accidents, keep your workers safe and prevent downtime.

Hazardous substances and risks of exposure

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Recognising and evaluating hazardous situations

Many operations and processes during routine work on industrial sites require precise monitoring and additional protection against hazardous substances. These operations include leak detection, cleaning procedures, decanting chemicals, entering storage rooms, working in confined spaces or containers and handling dust that accumulates in the production process.

Equipped with the right personal protective equipment (PPE), practical training and precise gas measurement technology, you can design these processes safely and efficiently.

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Onsite exposure scenarios

When is hazmat and chemical exposure most likely?

Worker wears a CPS 5900 and takes a measurement

Opening flaps and valves and connecting hoses is the most dangerous step in loading and decanting operations as hazardous substances can be released.

Worker checks if hazmats are present in confined space entryway

When workers need to check device displays in hazardous areas, they may be exposed to toxic substances above the occupational exposure limits.

Confined spaces can put workers at risk for hazmat exposure

Sudden increases of toxic gases in confined spaces can put workers at immediate risk.

Worker takes precautions when explosive substances are present

Unintentional leakage is never excluded in storage rooms with explosive substances.

Lab technician wears a mask to protect herself from hazmats

Working with hazardous substances in research labs can lead to short-term excess exposure.

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Staying protected from dangerous substances

Dräger VOICE brings you relevant information on hazardous substances

Dräger VOICE: your hazardous substance database

Dräger VOICE is an essential tool for gaining expert knowledge on the safe handling of hazmats. It brings you up-to-date information on more than 1,700 hazardous substances and their physiochemical characteristics – and helps you protect your team in their work environments. Simply type a substance name into the tool and get vital information including workplace exposure limits, recommended gas detection solutions and recommended respiratory and chemical protection equipment.

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Hazardous Substance Spotlight


Ammonia Detection

Introducing the Draeger solution for anhydrous ammonia applications: proven technology that ensures Life Safety, minimizes Plant Risk, and is part of any facility's RMP as required by the EPA/OSHA.


Chlorine Gas Detection

Installations using or storing chlorine should have gas detection equipment in place to monitor for chlorine releases. Such equipment is particularly important when the facility is not staffed 24 hours a day.


Benzene Detection

In the petrochemical industry, benzene vapors can hardly be avoided. Work-related cancer, on the other hand, can be. But it requires precise monitoring of exposure to benzene using the right measurement strategy.


Carbon Dioxide Detection

Because the CO2 is heavier than air, it typically collects near the floor. Processes using CO2 must therefore be measured continuously with a personal or stationary gas detection solution.


How to meet hydrogen safety challenges

With decades of experience in the process industry, Dräger is the ideal partner for customers and stakeholders – especially new players on the market – in assessing risks and providing comprehensive consultancy and hydrogen safety solutions.

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Dräger focuses on your safety – with personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hazmat and chemical exposure poses health risks on every industrial site. Working in these environments requires a great deal of knowledge, experience and responsibility. But that alone is not enough. Our PPE products and solutions provide you with effective ways to prevent over-exposure to hazardous substances.

Draeger CPS 5900

Dräger CPS 5900


Dräger HazMat Simultest Kit

Draeger Comfort-Vest

Dräger Comfort Vest CVP 5220

The draeger X-plore 8700 is a powered air purifying respirator

Respiratory Protective Equipment

Where toxic substances can’t be completely controlled, respiratory protective equipment must be used. Dräger designs respiratory protection devices in line with our Technology for Life philosophy. No matter the scenario, Dräger helps you put safety first.

PAS Lite in use industrial

Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

The self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, is the foundational tool that provides the greatest amount of airway protection from toxic gas and harmful particulates.


Portable Gas Detectors

Dräger offers both single- and multi-gas mobile gas monitors that reliably detect a wide range of gases. All of our portable gas detectors and software are designed to make compliance and asset management as intuitive as possible, so you can implement a complete product solution that helps ensure safety at all times.

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Draeger, Inc. – Safety

7256 S. Sam Houston W Pkwy., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77085