History Main / HazMatSuit

27th Oct '16 2:45:54 AM __Vano
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Then there's the thing to the right, which is a heat resistant suit worn when working around things that are excessively hot, such as oil rig fires, iron smelters, active volcanoes, [[AndZoidberg and]] [[Series/MythBusters replicas of]] [[AncientGreece invading]] [[AncientRome tri]][[UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire remes]]. You're wearing it because otherwise you'd be turned into a crispy critter in minutes. Even with it, though, you feel like you're in a sauna while wrapped in an unusually stiff duvet, oven mitts, and a hockey helmet.[[note]]Except when it is equipped with a cooling system, in which case you fell like you're wrapped in a ''cold'' stiff duvet, oven mitts and a hockey helmet. And have to lug a thick hose/cable or a heavy backpack around.[[/note]]

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Then there's the thing to the right, which is a heat resistant suit worn when working around things that are excessively hot, such as oil rig fires, iron smelters, active volcanoes, [[AndZoidberg [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[Series/MythBusters replicas of]] [[AncientGreece invading]] [[AncientRome tri]][[UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire remes]].triremes]]. You're wearing it because otherwise you'd be turned into a crispy critter in minutes. Even with it, though, you feel like you're in a sauna while wrapped in an unusually stiff duvet, oven mitts, and a hockey helmet.[[note]]Except when it is equipped with a cooling system, in which case you fell like you're wrapped in a ''cold'' stiff duvet, oven mitts and a hockey helmet. And have to lug a thick hose/cable or a heavy backpack around.[[/note]]
5th Oct '16 6:34:43 AM kyojikasshu
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** The [[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel comic book]] states that the Joes' Eco-Warrior suits are made from [[MythologyGag recycled action figures]].
5th Oct '16 6:28:51 AM kyojikasshu
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* ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' featured two types of protective suits: the engineering suit (with optional helmet) worn by Scotty and members of his staff; and a more generic protective suit worn by some background extras. These suits would reoccur in the subsequent TOS-era films, with some modifications.




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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has featured different types of suits in its different incarnations:
** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]] featured different types of protective suits in the early episodes "The Man Trap" and "The Naked Time". In the latter episode, the protective value was negated when Lt. Tormolen took a glove off to scratch his nose, exposing himself (and, subsequently, the crew of the ''Enterprise'') to the virus that was responsible for the deaths of the crew of the Psi 2000 outpost.
*** "The Tholian Web" introduced a fully-sealed environmental suit, worn by the landing party aboard the ''Defiant''.
** The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Child" featured a protective suit worn during the transport of plague samples into a containment unit.
** The space suits introduced in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' are sometimes used as protective suits in dangerous interior environments in later seasons of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]''.
1st Oct '16 11:19:44 PM AceOfScarabs
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In RealLife, not really so sexy as it seems. A Level A Hazmat suit is heavy, clumsy, hot, and uncomfortable. The same properties that see to it that nothing outside can get in also see to it that nothing inside can get out, which includes the wearer's sweat and body odor. You're just out of luck if you are in one when you suffer a PottyEmergency (yes, the CDC do ask if you can hold your pee when you apply to work in a Biosafety Level 4 lab). Plus there's the fact that you're wearing it because something nearby is likely to kill you.

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In RealLife, not really so sexy as it seems. A Level A Hazmat suit is heavy, clumsy, hot, and uncomfortable. The same properties that see to it that nothing outside can get in also see to it that nothing inside can get out, which includes the wearer's sweat and body odor. You're just out of luck if you are in one when you suffer a PottyEmergency (yes, the CDC do ask if you can hold your pee when you apply to work in a Biosafety Level 4 lab). Plus there's the fact that you're wearing it because something nearby is likely to kill you.
you. In addition, it can get ''unpleasant'' if you get an itch or something like that while in the suit and inside hazardous ground, as you can't simply open the suit to get at the itch right there and then.



* One of the reasons modern firefighters and hazmat team specialists are often extremely fit and badass is that their training involves heavy exercises ''while'' wearing the entire hazmat suit, often with the gasmask attached. Often the exercise includes the donning of the suit and is timed.

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* One of the reasons modern firefighters and hazmat team specialists are often extremely fit and badass is that their training involves heavy exercises ''while'' wearing the entire hazmat suit, often with the gasmask attached. Often the exercise includes the donning of the suit and is timed.
timed. A major part of hazmat suit training is the discipline to refrain from adjusting the suit after donning it correctly.
24th Aug '16 7:21:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Intel's disco-dancing guys from the late 90s/early 2000s seem to be wearing these, but they're actually "clean suits" used when making microchips. Cleansuits aren't to protect you from your surroundings, they're to protect your surroundings from ''you'' (or rather from your moisture/dust). Still, the overall effect's the same.

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* Intel's disco-dancing guys from the late 90s/early 2000s seem to be wearing these, but they're actually "clean suits" used when making microchips. Cleansuits aren't to protect you from your surroundings, they're to protect your surroundings from ''you'' (or rather from your moisture/dust). Still, the overall effect's the same.

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* On his spoken-word CD, ''The Boxed Life'', Henry Rollins talked about his experiences working at an NIH (National Institute of Health) facility after he graduated from high school. He helped care for the test animals in the facility, until some of the animals began dying unexpectedly. It was determined the animals contracted a disease called ectoremilia. After that, everyone going anywhere near where the animals were kept had to wear what he called "Devo Suits" (most likely, Level D hazmat suits) while they exterminated the animals and sanitized the cages and rooms they were kept in.

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* On his spoken-word CD, ''The Boxed Life'', Henry Rollins talked about his experiences working at an NIH (National Institute of Health) facility after he graduated from high school. He helped care for the test animals in the facility, until some of the animals began dying unexpectedly. It was determined the animals contracted a disease called ectoremilia. After that, everyone going anywhere near where the animals were kept had to wear what he called "Devo Suits" (most likely, Level D hazmat suits) while they exterminated the animals and sanitized the cages and rooms they were kept in.

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24th Aug '16 6:28:36 AM Morgenthaler
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Then there's the thing to the right, which is a heat resistant suit worn when working around things that are excessively hot, such as oil rig fires, iron smelters, active volcanoes, [[AndZoidberg and]] [[Series/MythBusters replicas of]] [[AncientGreece invading]] [[AncientRome tri]][[RomanEmpire remes]]. You're wearing it because otherwise you'd be turned into a crispy critter in minutes. Even with it, though, you feel like you're in a sauna while wrapped in an unusually stiff duvet, oven mitts, and a hockey helmet.[[note]]Except when it is equipped with a cooling system, in which case you fell like you're wrapped in a ''cold'' stiff duvet, oven mitts and a hockey helmet. And have to lug a thick hose/cable or a heavy backpack around.[[/note]]

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Then there's the thing to the right, which is a heat resistant suit worn when working around things that are excessively hot, such as oil rig fires, iron smelters, active volcanoes, [[AndZoidberg and]] [[Series/MythBusters replicas of]] [[AncientGreece invading]] [[AncientRome tri]][[RomanEmpire tri]][[UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire remes]]. You're wearing it because otherwise you'd be turned into a crispy critter in minutes. Even with it, though, you feel like you're in a sauna while wrapped in an unusually stiff duvet, oven mitts, and a hockey helmet.[[note]]Except when it is equipped with a cooling system, in which case you fell like you're wrapped in a ''cold'' stiff duvet, oven mitts and a hockey helmet. And have to lug a thick hose/cable or a heavy backpack around.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 12:12:32 AM KidDynamite
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* On his spoken-word CD, ''The Boxed Life'', Henry Rollins talked about his experiences working at an NIH (National Institute of Health) facility after he graduated from high school. He helped care for the test animals in the facility, until some of the animals began dying unexpectedly. It was determined the animals contracted a disease called ectoremilia. After that, everyone going anywhere near where the animals were kept had to wear what he called "Devo Suits" (most likely, Level D hazmat suits) while they exterminated the animals and sanitized the cages and rooms they were kept in.
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* A first-season episode of ''Series/ChicagoHope'' dealt with this after a patient got infected. They quarantined several of the staff, but Waters and Birch are seen walking around the hospital in hazmat suits early on (until Waters later has to join the quarantine), with Birch's face mask fogging up due to a problem with his air supply.
4th Aug '16 5:51:51 PM valos
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': the Pyro's [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/HazMat_Headcase HazMat Headcase]] and the Medic's [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Das_Hazmattenhatten Das Hazmattenhatten]].

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': ''Team Fortress'' series:
** ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'' first had the pyro in a proper hazard suit, in contrast to the Quake mod version's flame-pattern uniform and sunglasses. As with [=TF2=] later on, pyros are immune to the secondary damage of enemy pyros, but can still be killed from the direct damage itself.
** ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' again has the pyro, and again has immunity to the afterburn of fire weapons. Cosmetically, there's also
the Pyro's [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/HazMat_Headcase HazMat Headcase]] and the Medic's [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Das_Hazmattenhatten Das Hazmattenhatten]].
24th May '16 6:56:45 PM Prioris
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', where a bunch of workers do not wear these because they are full-body cyborgs and do not need them. [[spoiler:As it turns out, one man who is not suffers radiation poisoning and the whole thing comes to public attention because the Government tried to hide a nuclear powerplant leak.]]

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', where the government hires a bunch group of workers do not wear these because they are full-body cyborgs and do not for a cleanup job in Niihama harbor, specifically because their cyberization will negate any need them. for hazmat gear. [[spoiler:As it turns out, one man who is not of the workers has faked cyberization to get the job; he immediately suffers radiation poisoning and dies. The "cleanup" was actually recovery of the whole thing comes to public attention because the Government tried to hide contents of a destroyed nuclear powerplant leak.power plant. The incident causes the government some major bad press thereafter.]]



* When treating deadly contagious diseases like ebola, medical hazmat suits are a must. Unfortunately, they also limit one's vision as well as one's hearing not just with the muffling of the ears, but also the constant noisy rustling of the material. Furthermore, they are stifling hot to wear, especially in those African hot zones, and they have to be taken off very carefully in precisely prescribed methods lest the wearer become infected themselves by the contaminates on the suits.

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* When treating deadly contagious diseases like ebola, Ebola, medical hazmat suits are a must. Unfortunately, they also limit one's vision as well as one's hearing not just with the muffling of the ears, but also the constant noisy rustling of the material.material (plus or minus the noise from your air regulator or powered respirator). Furthermore, they are stifling hot to wear, especially in those African hot zones, and they have to be taken off very carefully in precisely prescribed methods lest the wearer become infected themselves by the contaminates on the suits.
** Part of the reason for a "buddy system" in CBRNE operations is the need to decontaminate each other at the end of the operation. If you're the only suited operator, and you strip off your gear willy-nilly, you yourself will now require decontamination, and there's no one suited up to decon ''you.''
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