Personal protection equipment (PPE) is an essential part of many jobs across countless industries all around the world. The range of PPE is only limited by the need to have protection and this extends to everything from a simple hard hat all the way up to a full body hazard suit. The sheer scope of PPE to protect every aspect of our bodies means that there is a vast array of different types available, and this can lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Given that PPE is so commonplace in our lives and the public consciousness, it should be no surprise that some of these misunderstandings have become accepted as truths simply because of how widespread they have become. It is important that these fallacies are identified and understood as there are a few that can actually lead to genuine harm if they are actually followed.