Whether you live near a high-risk zone, are apart of wildland fire services, or work/ participate in fire clean-up, effective personal protective equipment is critical to have on hand to ensure you/ your employee’s safety and reduce risk of injury or serious illness. Stay safe this season with Dentec’s Checklist of priority PPE products to have on hand to reduce risks and injuries associated with wild land fires.
As the disposable respirator market and demand has grown so quickly, with it so has the amount of waste sent to landfill. Every industry that relied on respiratory protection before the pandemic and since now has a social responsibility to do better and make more sustainable choices. The bonus? Moving away from disposable respirators will not only lessen your environmental impact but shifting to reusable respirators will prove a huge cost savings.
“With the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, we need to make high grade mask protection a priority for all healthcare workers, grocery store employees and workers on factory lines,” said Nicolas Smit, Executive Director, American Masks Manufacturers Association (AMMA). “Any public space and business should move to elastomeric masks like the Comfort-Air®Nx to keep schools open and the economy going.”
Throughout the pandemic, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “which type of respirator is right for me and what will best protect me and my family from the virus?” Having an introductory amount of knowledge about filters and how they are classified goes a long way in helping to choose the right level of protection.
When filters or chemical cartridges are left in the open air with contaminants present in the air, the service life of the filters or cartridges can be compromised. Particulate contaminants can build up on the surface of the filter or adversely affect the electrostatic charge in the filter if so designed. Cartridges may also absorb …