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Reusable Respirators and PAPRs in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare workers often use surgical masks and filtering facepiece respirators (FFR), such as N95s, while caring for patients. However, what you may not realize is that there are other forms of respiratory protection that are effective for a variety of applications in healthcare settings. Let’s take a look and find out more about the reusable respirator (RR) and the powered

VLOG: Fluid Resistance Testing for Surgical Masks and Respirators

Healthcare workers. Not only are they vital to providing patients with the care that they need, but some of the personal protective equipment (PPE) they use needs to meet certain standards to help protect them from hazards they face in the forms of fluids, particulates, and other materials. N95 surgical respirators are disposable filtering facepiece particulate respirators that are also

An N95 Respirator and a Dust Mask Walk Into a Bar

There is a clear difference between a mask and a respirator. Check out this technical bulletin, "Respirators and Surgical Masks: A Comparison” or hear more about it from the products themselves as an N95 Respirator walks into a bar to meet his old friend, Dust Mask (DM) and they compare and contrast their uses to each other. N95: Dust Mask, so good

Using PAPRs in Clinical and Healthcare Settings

Are you a professional looking to help improve personnel safety in the healthcare environment through the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)? As you probably know, federal and state occupational safety and health administrations (OSHAs) issue workplace health and safety regulations that must be adhered to, including under what circumstances PPE is used. Respirators can be a key type

Cap 1 vs. Cap 2 Cartridges for CBRN – Tips to Help You Make an Appropriate Choice

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the ever-present possibility of acts of terrorism, natural disasters, chemical releases, epidemics and mass casualty events, the personal protection equipment needs of first receivers and emergency response teams continues to be a priority. In 2006 the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a protocol for the certification of powered air purifying respirators

CBRN PAPR: Be Prepared, Breathe Easy

ST. PAUL, Minn. – First Receivers, emergency response teams, military personnel, safety managers, as well as others who handle patient decontamination. All these groups may require specialized respiratory protection when encountering particularly dangerous conditions brought on by exposures to chemical, biological, radiological or even nuclear  (CBRN) hazards. From preparation to clean-up, you need leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and tools for

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