Bullard’s SparxLift Welding Helmet is NIOSH approved for use as a Supplied Air Respirator (SAR) system. The SparxLift SAR system, offering six flow control options, provides respiratory protection and ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 high impact face protection in a single package for welders and grinders.
Are all brands and models donned the same? No. Not all brands and models are donned (put on) the same way. That is why it is important that you always consult the manufacturer’s user instructions before putting on (donning) a new brand or model of respirator.
Even when respirator use is not required in certain situations, OSHA and State OSHA agencies require employers to meet certain obligations for workers who voluntarily wear respirators on the job. Most workers who wear respirators use them because they are required to do so by their employer to protect them from airborne hazards.
Those who use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) can run into problems with this life-saving device if it not properly maintained. “Correct inspection, cleaning, upkeep, and service procedures are all vital to ensure optimum SCBA operation,” writes Jaclyn Krah, MA, in a recent NIOSH Science Blog post.
If you need to collect belongings or do basic clean up in your previously flooded home, you do not usually need to use a respirator (a mask worn to prevent breathing in harmful substances), according to recommendations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Times when you may want to use a respirator are explained below.
2013 should see a continuation of unpredictable and at times extreme weather conditions. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, www.nycosh.org, warns that hurricane cleanup and restoration work may have serious risks. Doing the wrong thing can endanger your safety, your health, and possibly your life.
With busy schedules and a myriad of job demands every day, there is precious little time to pore through reference materials to find the right respirator to protect worker health and safety. That is one of the reasons 3M developed a new mobile application that serves as a respiratory one-stop shop for industrial hygienists and safety professionals who want information via iOS devices.