General Safety Hoods are for working indoors. There are two colors: Aqua-blue and White. The pleasing aqua-blue hood is popularly used by metal fabricators.
UV-Shield Hoods are for outdoor workers who are exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time. Black hoods are for winter; Silver hoods have outer layer constructed with shiny fibers to reflect sunlight are for summer.
Biosafety Hoods have their structures qualified as level 1 liquid barrier with resistance to synthetic blood penetration under 80 mm Hg sprayed at a distance of 1 foot (30.5 cm). It is engineered for handling bio-hazardous materials such as caring for corpses or moving animal remains in aftermath cleanup.
The hoods have two styles:
Full-cover Hood forms air-pocket around nose and mouth and a tight fit around wearer’s eyes.
Open-face Hood gives the convenience of accommodating a full-face respirator. Its face opening is easy to pull down to cover just the mouth and chin.