Category: Respiratory Protection

gas masks and respirators for protection from hazards

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Discover the 17 Best Respiratory Protective Equipment in 2020

Past studies have shown that the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the number one defense against safety and health risks at work. More specifically, the Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is essential for maintaining occupational safety and health and protecting lives. They primarily reduce injuries to the lungs. Before 1915, gas masks were manufactured in limited numbers for firefighters, miners, and to a lesser degree, deep-sea divers. Today, with the current global pandemic, and the several serious injuries and deaths occurring around the globe annually due to issues associated with lack of oxygen and noxious substances, Respiratory Protective Equipment...

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10 Best Breathable Face Masks – 2020 Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to make it mandatory for every individual to wear a facemask in all public places, work, and somewhat at home for our safety. However, many people don’t like wearing face masks, because they are yet to find the one that works well for them. There is no one size fit all for respiratory protectors or face masks, that is why it is important to find the ones that work for you, make it easy for you to breathe and carry out your daily activities effectively. We Recommend: Sports Face...

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Respiratory Protection – Everything You Must Know.

Respiratory protection is not well practiced in the construction industry that’s why respiratory hazards are very common at the construction worksites. The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked respiratory diseases as the leading causes of death and disability in the world. The Center for Construction, Research, and Training (CPWR) reported that construction trade workers had a higher percentage of deaths from diseases of the respiratory system than their white-collar counterparts (13.4% against 8.9%). In addition to physical suffering, the annual costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the nation from medical bills and absenteeism alone were $36 billion in 2010, and...

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Personal Protective Equipment for Construction: What You Must Know

The construction industry’s work zone hazard curve can be flattened by observing strict adherence to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as slated by OSHA