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Knowing the right kind of respirator

 

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There’s perhaps nothing more important to a painter’s safety than a reliable respirator. In this Primed Insight Gavin and guest presenter Brian Hewitt discuss the benefits and limitations of 3 popular types of respirators.
 

HALF FACE TIGHT-FITTING RESPIRATOR

  • Protects the breathe zone.
  • Soft-Silicone / Thermoplastic face seal - creates an airtight seal by fitting to contours of operator's face.
     

FULL FACE TIGHT-FITTING RESPIRATOR

  • Protects the breathe zone and eyes
  • Polycarbonate lens protects the face from overspray and debris
  • Soft-Silicone / Thermoplastic face seal - creates an airtight seal by fitting to contours of operator's face.
     

LIMITATIONS FOR HALF-FACE AND FULL-FACE RESPIRATORS:

  • Each operator must have an annual fit test to ensure they are using the right size respirator.
  • Can not be used with facial hair as it breaks the air tight seal putting the painters breathing safety in jeopardy
  • FACT: As little as 6 hours growth can break the seal on a tight fitting respirator!
     

COMPLETE COVERAGE LOOSE-FITTING RESPIRATORS - RPB T-LINK

For those operations involved in the blasting of substrates, the T-Link can conveniently use the existing air-lines from the blasting set-up, supplying the same clean filtered air to the hood.

  • Accommodates full-beards and facial hair.
  • Supplied air setups can run an air conditioner, increasing comfort and productivity while reducing operator fatigue.
  • Ratchet adjustable padding system ensures a secure balanced fit. The T-Link fits like a motorcycle helmet - rotating, tilting, panning in alignment with your face. It moves in the direction of your eyes to offer excellent downward and peripheral vision while eliminating inferior hood annoyances such as the lens hitting your nose.
  • The T-Link offers a replaceable hood that easily and securely attaches to the inner helmet system - guaranteeing it will never blow off your head.
  • The inner bib can easily be tucked into painter-alls sending cooled (or heated) air down the operators upper body.
 

Remember: Always check OSHA regulations and or consult a qualified safety professional.
 

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