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Why wear a respirator

Why wear a respirator?

It is essential to wear respirator protection in work environments that expose people to insufficient oxygen or harmful dust, mist, smoke, gases, vapours, fumes, fogs or sprays. When the appropriate respirator protection is not worn you run the risk of developing health issues which, in some cases, can lead to lung disease, cancer and in extreme cases, death.
This article contains important information on which respirators provide the appropriate protection in various applications.

 

P1 Disposable Respirators:

P1 rating indicates suitability for protection against mechanically generated particles. P1 is available with or without a value. The valve purely provides comfort when exhaling.
 

 

P2 Disposable Respirator:

P2 rating is suitable for protection against mechanically & thermally generated particles. P2 is available with or without a valve. Again the exhalation valve is fitted for extra airflow.
Also available is a P2 with an active carbon filter. This protects against nuisance level organic vapours in addition to the P2 rating.

 

6000 Series Half Face Respirator:

A reusable half face respirator that is constructed with a soft, lightweight thermoplastic elastomer.
Available in a kit which contains: 1 x medium half face respirator, 1 x 6051 organic filter, 3 pairs of P2 particulate filters, 1 x pair 501 retainers, 1 x pair 1120 earplugs, 1 x resealable bucket for optimum care of filters & respirator

 

7000 Series Half Face Respirator:

This premium half face respirator is made with a soft silicone material providing an excellent seal and superior comfort.
Also available in a kit containing: 1 x 7502 medium half face respirator, 1 x 6051 organic filter, 3 pairs of particulate filters, 1 x pair 501 retainers, 2 packets of cleaning wipes, 1 pair of 1120 earplugs, 1 x resealable bucket for optimum care of filters & respirator.

 

There are many different filters & cartridges availabe to fit your 3M reusable 6000 or 7000 series respirator.

Your application will determine what type of protection you require.


To read more about respirator safety click here.

 

 

ABL stock a wide range of respirators. If you aren't sure what type of protection you or your staff requires please ask us! Remember it is critical to wear the correct respirator for the job.

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