Respiratory Protection

March 2019

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Trends in ... respiratory protection

‘Be serious about it’
OSHA estimates that 5 million workers in 1.3 million workplaces are required to wear respirators. These devices protect workers from “insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays,” the agency notes, adding that compliance with its Respiratory Protection Standard “could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually.”
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Particulate respirator

The AirWave 4800 N95 Plus Nuisance Organic Vapor/Ozone Relief Particulate Respirator features a patented AirWave pleated design that doubles the filter surface area for a mask that breathes easier and lasts longer.
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Half mask respirator

The Comfort Air Half Mask Respirator features a textured “no slip” face seal and a large, flexible rolled sealing edge for exceptional comfort and superior fit.
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Respirator fit tester

The AccuFIT 9000 is a respirator fit tester that uses a single mode of operation to perform fit tests on all respirator types, including N95 respirators.
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