Figure 1-13. Chemical-protective footwear
Figure 1-14. Green vinyl overboot.
1-18. CHEMICAL-PROTECTIVE GLOVE SET
The gloves protect against liquid chemical agents and vapor hazards. They
protect the hands from radioactive fallout and biting insect vectors. Figure 1-15 shows
the protective gloves with cloth inserts.
Figure 1-15. Chemical-protective glove set.
The new chemical-protective glove set comes in three thickness; 7, 14, and
25 mil. The 7 mil glove set is used by soldiers such as medical, teletypist,
and electronic repair personnel whose tasks require extreme tactility and/or
sensitivity and will not expose the gloves to harsh treatment. The 14 mil
glove set is used by soldiers such as aviators, vehicle mechanics, and
weapon crews whose tasks require tactility and sensitivity and will not expose
the gloves to harsh treatment. Use of more durable 25 mil glove set is for
soldiers who perform close combat tasks and other types of heavy labor.
1-19. MISSION-ORIENTED PROTECTIVE POSTURE
Working while wearing all of the individual protective equipment (IPE) (mask
hood, overgarment, helmet cover, gloves, and overboots) decreases the soldier's ability