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Respirators are devices that selectively purify breathing air. They are essential when working around many chemicals and dusts. When purchasing respirators always make sure it is NIOSH approved. There will be a TC number on the packaging. Always wear the right respirator for the exposure! Different respirators protect against different exposures. Respirators must be worn correctly and there must not be anything interfere with the seal to the face (beards!). Always read and understand the label before using a respirator so that you understand how to wear it correctly and understand its limitations.
Wearing a respirator creates breathing resistance. Talk to your physician before wearing a respirator if:
Respirators come in a variety of styles and uses:
What a Respirator CAN NOT DO:
How to use a Respirator:
Respirator must fit tightly to your face to work properly. Always check the fit:
Store the respirator and cartridges in a plastic bag to protect it when not in use. Cartridges should be changed regularly. Replace the dust mask or change the filters when you notice:
Particulate Respirators - What does N95/P95/P100 mean?
What a respirator CAN DO:
Elastometric - Particulate
Elastometric - Chemical
PAPR - Power Air
HEALTH & SAFETY - RESPIRATORS