The apron is an outer protective garment, which is used by several categories of workers to protect primarily the front of the body. Most of the time work aprons are used in restaurant kitchens, especially for a matter of hygiene, and to protect clothes from wear and tear.
But, aside from the category of catering, the apron belonging to different categories of work uniform, including we distinguish cooks, waiters, nurses, housekeepers, etc. Also thework aprons are worn in many commercial enterprises, so as to protect garments from damage and wear.
Work aprons, besides being made from materials such as fabric, can be composed of various materials and fabrics, with different shapes and sizes. Among the best known is the presence ofRubber aprons that are used by people who work in contact with chemicals quite forgiving or with liquids at high temperatures.
There are alsoreflective work aprons, which are usually used by people who work in contact with radiation and x-rays, work aprons worn by industrial workers, equipped with useful multi pockets to hold utensils from work, and with stronger seams for durability. There are also waterproof Workwear aprons made of PVC and tarpaulin and work aprons in Freemasonry, the clothing of the lodge.
There are also work aprons to protect against chemicals, sparks of fire and artificial dust. Chemical aprons are safety equipment necessary for the management of chemicals and pesticides, as to laboratory chemicals for photographic development and necessary for agrochemical workers. In addition there are several different styles of aprons, which are distinguished according to the functions.
The main difference between short aprons, covering only from the waist down, and long aprons, covering the whole upper body.These aprons protect skin and clothing against any mistreatment against chemical liquids, skin irritations and burns. Beyond that, there are aprons covered with acrylic emulsions and liquid polymer thatprovide a barrier against chemical acids. Instead, the Radiographers have a work apron made of lead, for airborne radiation protection.