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Protective Face Respirators

Protective Face Respirators

A respirator is a device designed to protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous atmospheres, including fumes, vapours, gases and particulate matter such as dusts and airborne microorganisms. There are two main categories: the air-purifying respirator, in which respirable air is obtained by filtering a contaminated atmosphere, and the air-supplied respirator, in which an alternate supply of breathable air is delivered. Within each category, different techniques are employed to reduce or eliminate noxious airborne contaminants.

Air-purifying respirators range from relatively inexpensive single-use, disposable face masks sometimes referred to as a dust mask to more robust reusable models with replaceable cartridges often called...


The Kind of Face Masks and PPE

The Kind of Face Masks and PPE

In the midst of the current global pandemic the need for Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is paramount to the safety of yourself, your employees and those around you. The CDC and virtually all health organizations worldwide agree that the wearing of masks is a critical component is keeping safe and preventing the spread of Covid-19. This article gives 5 bits of guidance in making smart and informed decision making when choosing a mask.

1. Reusable masks. Selecting a reusable cloth mask can be an excellent choice. It’s important to make sure though that the mask has two plys, contains...