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Burgess Discusses How to Choose the Right Respiratory Protection in OHS Magazine

October 31, 2022

When it comes to selecting respirators for the work environment, numerous resources are available from respirator suppliers, the OSHA respirator selection e-tool, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and other resources. Filters are used for solids or liquids suspended in air, while pre-filters should be used when dust or other aerosols are present.

Life expectancy calculators use a variety of data, such as the breathing of rate of the user, to predict how long a cartridge will be effective. The life expectancy is based on usage time, not time from when the package is opened or when the cartridge is first used.

To learn about the usage and different types of respirator protection read, ‘Choosing the Right Respiratory Protection’ by Tom Burgess, Industrial Hygienist, in Occupational Health & Safety Magazine’s October edition here.