Many types of respirators seem similar but there are significant differences in the use of materials, design technology and protection levels. Make sure you always use an approved respirator to protect your health.
Respiratory Protection 4 Step Method.
- Identify the Hazard - Dust, Fumes, Metal Fumes, Gas, Vapour etc.
- Assess the Risk - Asses the hazard levels against safety standards and consider the other protection required.
- Selecting - Select the correct respirator for the required exposure.
- Training in Fitting and Use - To optimise the respiratory protection.
Protection Level Indicator:
- FFP1: Non-toxic Solid and Liquid Aerosols
- FFP2: Low-to-average Toxicity Solid and Liquid Aerosols
- FFP3: High Toxicity Solid and Liquid Aerosols.
- MAC = Maximum Admissible Concnetration
- OEL = Occupational Exposure Limit
- TLV = Threshold Limit Value
- APF = Assigned Protection Factor