OSHA has extensive workplace regulations on the filter type and efficiencies for air purifying respirators that remove contaminants from the outside air. The strict OSHA 1910.134 requirements or Grade D classified air for respiratory protective equipment for filters and respirators are designed to ensure employees health and safety. This All Safety Products newsletter discusses various choices for employees where respirators and air filters are necessary. All Safety Products is able to provide a full range of respiratory protection solutions and products to improve air quality to the user.
Choices for air purifying respirators
Depending on the containments in the air and the work you have to perform, the following selection process and criteria will help you select the right equipment:
o Choose between half mask or full face piece
o Choose between disposable and reusable
o Choose between Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), or natural breathing
o Choose between continuous flow or pressure demand for supplied air systems
o Choose mask types: tight fitting or loose fitting, face pieces, hoods or helmets
o Choose SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) and EEBA (Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus)
Each respiratory protection product has different air breathing filters comes are classified by type (Non Oil, Oil Resistant, and Oil Proof) and come in varying filter efficiencies. Respirator cartridges for contaminated air are coded according to the contaminant present : organic vapors, acid gases, ammonia, chloride dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen sulfide.
Under OSHA regulations the air quality must be periodically tested in the workplace and the correct respiratory equipment be used by the employees.
Buy the right respiratory protection equipment!
Be aware of imitations or no name brands. Look for OSHA compliancy standards, or Grade D air certifications or NIOSH approved on your respiratory protection equipment. Make sure all personal protective equipment fits well on your face.
Additional OSHA or NIOSH Health & Safety Resources for respiratory protection
More detailed respiratory equipment information on OSHA compliancy can be found at www.osha.gov and www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/.
To order or RFQ any of the respiratory protection products, please see detailed specifications, pricing and ordering information, www.allsafetyproducts.biz . All respiratory protection products carry a one year 100% manufacturer's warranty for any manufacturer defects in the workmanship of the products.
About All Safety Products Inc
All Safety Products Inc distributes a full range of safety products and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Industry & Government. Many of the Safety products are OSHA and FDA compliant or NSF certified (when appropriate) and include: clothing, footwear, hand protection, monitors, respiratory protection, eye wash stations, hand wash stations, personal ventilation equipment, eye protection, portable sinks, plant maintenance equipment, fall protection, first aid, face & head protection, hearing protection, safety videos & training materials.
Qualified clients and customers can take advantage of GSA contract pricing and view GSA selected portable sinks at portahandwash.com/gsacontractinformation. There is a complete portable sink product line available at www.portahandwash.com.
For more information contact All Safety Products Inc Tel (877) 208-3109 Fax 562-630-3800
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