The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued temporary guidance on enforcement of initial and annual fit-testing requirements in the Respiratory Protection standard for Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs).
Air-purifying respirators are many types of negative-pressure respirators which include chemical media and mechanical filters. Positive pressure respirators include powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs). Air-Purifying escape respirators (APER) are used by the general public for radiological, biological, chemical and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism incidents.
Learn about 3M’s latest innovations for worker health and safety equipment
October 12, 2016
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required on the job to help keep workers safe, healthy, and productive. 3M strives to deliver comfortable well-designed PPE that workers can feel good about wearing.
The Kimberly-Clark Professional KleenGuard A45 Liquid and Particle Protection Surface Prep and Paint Apparel are ideal for use in surface preparation and paint application areas where isocyanate1 and chromate dust protection is mandated.
Welders can work more comfortably and efficiently in environments that require respiratory protection
June 10, 2015
optrel inc., the global innovator of autodarkening technology for welding helmets, announces the addition of the e684 helmet to its e3000 powered air purifying respiratory (PAPR) system. This new helmet/PAPR combination marries the most advanced autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology and optics with a highly innovative, ergonomically designed PAPR system.
Respirator upgrade helps provide protection to workers exposed to altitudes of up to 10,000 feet
March 27, 2014
3M has announced the launch of a revolutionary high-altitude upgrade to its popular Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) system. The 3M Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet.
CC20, RT and GR50 hoods now NIOSH-approved with threaded quick-connect for EVA PAPR
June 13, 2012
Bullard’s EVA Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) is now NIOSH approved (TC-21C-0836 and TC-23C) with Threaded (T-Series) Quick-Attach Connections for the CC20, RT, and GR50 Series Respirator Hoods.
Among the articles in the October 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we answer questions on dangerous dusts, discuss respiratory protection programs and the risks and benefits of smoke tubes, and learn how to get creative with training programs.