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Our most popular sandblasting PPE and safety apparel including blast suits, gloves, communications, lenses, capes, and breathing air.

Name Best Scenarios Benefits Disadvantages Available Sizes
RPB NYLON FRONTED BLAST SUIT COVERALLS RPB NYLON FRONTED BLAST SUIT COVERALLS General purpose blast suit designed to enhance worker comfort and protect the wearer from abrasive rebound.
  • Breathable cotton back keeps you cool.
  • Robust nylon zipper with protective cover.
  • Heavy duty nylon gives extra protection to the arms and fronts of legs.
  • None
Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
 LEATHER FRONTED SANDBLASTING SUIT COVERALLS LEATHER FRONTED SANDBLASTING SUIT COVERALLS Heavy duty blast suit with leather front for extra durability when blasting with high rebound abrasives (steel grit).
  • For full leather front protection, use in conjunction with HLNV3752 or HLNV3753 blast cape
  • Comfortable ‘breathable’ cotton back
  • Adjustable wrist and ankle straps
  • None
Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL
PREMIUM GREY LEATHER BLASTING GLOVES PREMIUM GREY LEATHER BLASTING GLOVES (1 PAIR) Gauntlet length lower arm protection. Heavy Duty leather.
  • Abrasive resistant threads provide longer life than normal ‘welding gloves’
  • Tough, rough-grain finish to give some grip on the blast nozzle
  • Some operators report short life and being stiff to use
  • Fits All
RPB Blast Suit Knee Pad RPB BLAST SUIT KNEE PAD Optional accessory for RPB nylon blast suits
  • Knee protection when performing low level difficult access blasting tasks
  • None
  • N/A

RPB NYLON FRONTED BLAST SUIT COVERALLS LEATHER FRONTED SANDBLASTING SUIT COVERALLS PREMIUM GREY LEATHER BLASTING GLOVES RPB Blast Suit Knee Pad
RPB NYLON FRONTED BLAST SUIT COVERALLS LEATHER FRONTED SANDBLASTING SUIT COVERALLS PREMIUM GREY LEATHER BLASTING GLOVES (1 PAIR) RPB BLAST SUIT KNEE PAD
Best Scenarios General purpose blast suit designed to enhance worker comfort and protect the wearer from abrasive rebound. Heavy duty blast suit with leather front for extra durability when blasting with high rebound abrasives (steel grit). Gauntlet length lower arm protection. Heavy Duty leather. Optional accessory for RPB nylon blast suits
Benefits
  • Breathable cotton back keeps you cool.
  • Robust nylon zipper with protective cover.
  • Heavy duty nylon gives extra protection to the arms and fronts of legs.
  • For full leather front protection, use in conjunction with HLNV3752 or HLNV3753 blast cape
  • Comfortable ‘breathable’ cotton back
  • Adjustable wrist and ankle straps
  • Abrasive resistant threads provide longer life than normal ‘welding gloves’
  • Tough, rough-grain finish to give some grip on the blast nozzle
  • Knee protection when performing low level difficult access blasting tasks
Disadvantages
  • None
  • None
  • Some operators report short life and being stiff to use
  • None
Available Sizes Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Fits All
  • N/A

Name Best Scenarios Benefits Disadvantages Options
NOVA 3® NOVA TALK™ R-TEX HIGH NOISE HEADSET NOVA 3® NOVA TALK™ R-TEX HIGH NOISE HEADSET For use by pot tenders and supervisors to communicate with blaster.
  • Noise cancelling
  • Dramatically improve safety by getting the ability to communicate with your blasters
  • Not recommended for operators using a respirator
  • Radio not included
  • Requires connector cable
RPB® NOVA TALK™ RADIO CONNECTOR CABLE RPB® NOVA TALK™ RADIO CONNECTOR CABLE
  • Connects Push-to-Talk to radio, suits Motorola radio
  • Suits Nova 2000 and Nova 3 Nova Talk system
  • Dramatically improve safety by having the ability to communicate with your blasters
  • None
  • None
HELMET CAPE BLAST CAPE OR JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 3 HELMET CAPE BLAST CAPE OR JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 3
  • An essential part of a blast helmet. Available in several different versions
  • Abrasion resistant protection for neck, shoulders, and torso.
  • None
  • 28” or 38” long, Leather or nylon material, Nylon jacket in XL or XXL
RPB Z4 Welding Helmet - Zytec FR Shoulder Cape, PX5 Breathing Air PAPR w/ Spark Arrestor RPB Z4 WELDING HELMET WITH BREATHING AIR
  • Full shift production welding
  • Comfort padding
  • Lightweight helmet – only 28.4 ounces
  • None
  • Face seal or shoulder cape,
  • Suppled air, Breathing air valve, PAPR with spark arrestor, Cool or climate air tubes

 NOVA 3® NOVA TALK™ R-TEX HIGH NOISE HEADSET RPB® NOVA TALK™ RADIO CONNECTOR CABLE HELMET CAPE BLAST CAPE OR JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 3 RPB Z4 Welding Helmet - Zytec FR Shoulder Cape, PX5 Breathing Air PAPR w/ Spark Arrestor
NOVA 3® NOVA TALK™ R-TEX HIGH NOISE HEADSET RPB® NOVA TALK™ RADIO CONNECTOR CABLE HELMET CAPE BLAST CAPE OR JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 3 RPB Z4 WELDING HELMET WITH BREATHING AIR
Best Scenarios For use by pot tenders and supervisors to communicate with blaster. Connects Push-to-Talk to radio, suits Motorola radio An essential part of a blast helmet. Available in several different versions Full shift production welding
Benefits
  • Noise cancelling
  • Dramatically improve safety by getting the ability to communicate with your blasters
  • Suits Nova 2000 and Nova 3 Nova Talk system
  • Dramatically improve safety by having the ability to communicate with your blasters
  • Abrasion resistant protection for neck, shoulders, and torso.
  • Comfort padding
  • Lightweight helmet – only 28.4 ounces
Disadvantages
  • Not recommended for operators using a respirator
  • None
  • None
  • None
Options
  • Radio not included
  • Requires connector cable
  • None
  • 28” or 38” long, Leather or nylon material, Nylon jacket in XL or XXL
  • Face seal or shoulder cape,
  • Suppled air, Breathing air valve, PAPR with spark arrestor, Cool or climate air tubes

Name Best Scenarios Benefits Disadvantages Options
RPB® GX4® CO GAS MONITOR RPB® GX4® CO GAS MONITOR Monitors up to 4 gases simultaneously, including CO, O, and CO­2
  • Illuminated information display screen allows viewing of real time data and access and changing of unit settings.
  • None
  • RPB or RZ fittings, 110v power adaptor or battery clips
RPB® NOVA TALK™ CABLE – APEX ICOM RPB® NOVA TALK™ CABLE – APEX ICOM
  • Connects Push-to-Talk to radio, suits Apex Icom Radio
  • Suits Nova 2000 and Nova 3 Nova Talk system
  • Dramatically improve safety by having the ability to communicate with your blasters
  • None
  • None
RPB Z-LINK MULTI-PURPOSE AIR-FED RESPIRATOR RPB Z-LINK MULTI-PURPOSE AIR-FED RESPIRATOR
  • Multi-Purpose full face respirator for grinding, welding and painting.
  • Padded
  • Operates from either Supplied Air or via backpack PAPR
  • Approved as a Hard Hat
  • Multiple Capes available
  • None
  • Face seal or shoulder cape, Zytec or Tychem material for cape, Fire Resistant options for capes, Constant flow air valve, C40 heating and cooling valve, PX5 Breathing air PAPR, with or without spark arrestor.
Replacement Lenses for Apollo Blast Helmets REPLACEMENT LENSES FOR APOLLO BLAST HELMETS
  • Lenses Suitable for Clemco Apollo 60 and Apollo 600 Blast Helmet
  • Inner Lens is your safety lens
  • Outer Lens protects the Inner from damage,
  • Tear-Off Outer Lenses, work with an Outer lens, but allow the operator to keep working, tear off a lens and keep blasting
  • None
  • Tear off lenses – pack of 25
  • Outer lenses – pack of 50
  • Inner lenses – pack of 25

RPB® GX4® CO GAS MONITOR RPB® NOVA TALK™ CABLE – APEX ICOM RPB Z-LINK MULTI-PURPOSE AIR-FED RESPIRATOR REPLACEMENT LENSES FOR APOLLO BLAST HELMETS
RPB® GX4® CO GAS MONITOR RPB® NOVA TALK™ CABLE – APEX ICOM RPB Z-LINK MULTI-PURPOSE AIR-FED RESPIRATOR REPLACEMENT LENSES FOR APOLLO BLAST HELMETS
Best Scenarios Monitors up to 4 gases simultaneously, including CO, O, and CO­2 Connects Push-to-Talk to radio, suits Apex Icom Radio Multi-Purpose full face respirator for grinding, welding and painting. Lenses Suitable for Clemco Apollo 60 and Apollo 600 Blast Helmet
Benefits
  • Illuminated information display screen allows viewing of real time data and access and changing of unit settings.
  • Suits Nova 2000 and Nova 3 Nova Talk system
  •  Dramatically improve safety by having the ability to communicate with your blasters
  • Padded
  • Operates from either Supplied Air or via backpack PAPR
  • Approved as a Hard Hat
  • Multiple Capes available
  • Inner Lens is your safety lens
  • Outer Lens protects the Inner from damage,
  • Tear-Off Outer Lenses, work with an Outer lens, but allow the operator to keep working, tear off a lens and keep blasting
Disadvantages
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
Options
  • RPB or RZ fittings, 110v power adaptor or battery clips
  • None
  • Face seal or shoulder cape, Zytec or Tychem material for cape, Fire Resistant options for capes, Constant flow air valve, C40 heating and cooling valve, PX5 Breathing air PAPR, with or without spark arrestor.
  • Tear off lenses – pack of 25
  • Outer lenses – pack of 50
  • Inner lenses – pack of 25

Name Best Scenarios Benefits Disadvantages Options
Respirator cape or blast jacket BLAST HELMET CAPE AND JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 2000
  • An essential part of a blast helmet. Available in several different versions
  • Abrasion resistant protection for neck, shoulders, and torso
  • None
  • 28” or 38” long, Leather or nylon material, Nylon jacket in XL or XXL
blast helmet replacement capes BULLARD STYLE BLAST HELMET REPLACEMENT CAPES
  • Suits BLD 88 Series Air Fed and BLD Gen VX Helmets
  • Designed to protect the operator’s torso from abrasive rebound
  • None
  • 28” and 38’ long and jacket
RPB Z-LINK TYCHEM SL SHOULDER CAPE RPB Z-LINK TYCHEM SL SHOULDER CAPE
  • Suits RPB Z-Link Multipurpose Respirator
  • Genuine RPB Safety Part. Tychem provides protection against chemical hazards
  • None
  • Fire-retardant version
RPB Z-Link Flame Retardent Shoulder Cape RPB Z-LINK FLAME RETARDANT SHOULDER CAPE
  • Suits RPB Z-Link Multipurpose Respirator
  • Genuine RPB Safety Part. Zytec provides fire resistance
  • None
  • Tyvek version

BLAST HELMET CAPE AND JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 2000  BULLARD STYLE BLAST HELMET REPLACEMENT CAPES  RPB Z-LINK TYCHEM SL SHOULDER CAPE RPB Z-LINK FLAME RETARDANT SHOULDER CAPE
BLAST HELMET CAPE AND JACKET FOR RPB NOVA 2000 BULLARD STYLE BLAST HELMET REPLACEMENT CAPES RPB Z-LINK TYCHEM SL SHOULDER CAPE RPB Z-LINK FLAME RETARDANT SHOULDER CAPE
Best Scenarios An essential part of a blast helmet. Available in several different versions Suits BLD 88 Series Air Fed and BLD Gen VX Helmets Suits RPB Z-Link Multipurpose Respirator Suits RPB Z-Link Multipurpose Respirator
Benefits
  • Abrasion resistant protection for neck, shoulders, and torso
  • Designed to protect the operator’s torso from abrasive rebound
  • Genuine RPB Safety Part. Tychem provides protection against chemical hazards
  • Genuine RPB Safety Part. Zytec provides fire resistance
Disadvantages
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
Options
  • 28” or 38” long, Leather or nylon material, Nylon jacket in XL or XXL
  • 28” and 38’ long and jacket
  • Fire-retardant version
  • Tyvek version

Name Best Scenarios Benefits Disadvantages Options
RPB PX5 PAPR BATTERY POWERED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATOR RPB PX5 PAPR BATTERY POWERED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATOR
  • Works with Any RPB Respirator, T-Link, Z-Link, Z4. Positive pressure respirator.
  • Combines multiple forms of PPE in a single system
  • Safe, comfortable, mobile system
  • None
  • Spark Arrestor
RPB NOVA 2000 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK RPB NOVA 2000 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK
  • Suits RPB Nova 2000 Blast Helmet
  • Non-Intrinsically Safe
  • Kit includes comfort Side Wings, quick disconnect cable and PTT button
  • Connects to most radios, need to specify which connection cable you need.
  • None
  • Intrinsically safe version
RPB NOVA 3 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK RPB NOVA 3 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK
  • Suits RPB Nova 2000 Blast Helmet
  • Non-Intrinsically Safe
  • Kit includes comfort Side Wings, quick disconnect cable and PTT button
  • Connects to most radios, need to specify which connection cable you need.
  • Can support an unlimited number of operators
  • None
  • None
RPB NOVA 3 TALK PUSH-TO-TALK BUTTON RPB NOVA 3 TALK PUSH-TO-TALK BUTTON
  • Suits Nova 2000 and Nova 3 Nova Talk Communication systems
  • Mounted on belt clip with 360-degree swivel button
  • Large button to enable easy communication
  • None
  • None

RPB PX5 PAPR BATTERY POWERED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATOR RPB NOVA 2000 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK RPB NOVA 3 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK RPB NOVA 3 TALK PUSH-TO-TALK BUTTON
RPB PX5 PAPR BATTERY POWERED AIR-PURIFYING RESPIRATOR RPB NOVA 2000 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK RPB NOVA 3 BLAST HELMET RADIO COMMUNICATION KIT – NOVATALK RPB NOVA 3 TALK PUSH-TO-TALK BUTTON
Best Scenarios
  • Works with Any RPB Respirator, T-Link, Z-Link, Z4.
  • Positive pressure respirator.
  • Suits RPB Nova 2000 Blast Helmet
  • Non-Intrinsically Safe
  • Kit includes comfort Side Wings, quick disconnect cable and PTT button
  • Suits RPB Nova 2000 Blast Helmet
  • Non-Intrinsically Safe
  • Kit includes comfort Side Wings, quick disconnect cable and PTT button
  • Suits Nova 2000 and Nova 3 Nova Talk Communication systems
  • Mounted on belt clip with 360-degree swivel button
Benefits
  • Combines multiple forms of PPE in a single system
  • Safe, comfortable, mobile system
  • Connects to most radios, need to specify which connection cable you need.
  • Connects to most radios, need to specify which connection cable you need.
  • Can support an unlimited number of operators
  • Large button to enable easy communication
Disadvantages
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
Options
  • Spark Arrestor
  • Intrinsically safe version
  • None
  • None

Name Best Scenarios Benefits Disadvantages Options
RPB® QUICK DISCONNECT COUPLER RPB® QUICK DISCONNECT COUPLER
  • Suits RPB GX4 Monitor
  • Complete system compatibility
  • None
  • None
RADEX RPB MICRO MIST FILTER RADEX® RPB MICRO MIST FILTER
  • Suits RPB Radex Breathing Air System
  • Helps to remove moisture and hydrocarbons (Oil)
  • Mounted on the Breathing Air Filter Inlet before the pressure regulator
  • None
  • None

RPB QUICK DISCONNECT COUPLER RADEX RPB MICRO MIST FILTER
RPB® QUICK DISCONNECT COUPLER RADEX® RPB MICRO MIST FILTER
Best Scenarios
  • Suits RPB GX4 Monitor
  • Suits RPB Radex Breathing Air System
Benefits
  • Complete system compatibility
  • Helps to remove moisture and hydrocarbons (Oil)
  • Mounted on the Breathing Air Filter Inlet before the pressure regulator
Disadvantages
  • None
  • None
Options
  • None
  • None

Why Use PPE and Safety Gear?

Abrasive blasting is not only aggressive on the material that it is removing, but also on everything that else it comes in contact with as well – including the blaster. That is why BlastOne has a full range of industry specific PPE. BlastOne provides complete protection from head to toe for the abrasive blaster. In addition to protection from impact, the BlastOne PPE range protects the operator from the dusty nature of a blasting site or blastroom. These dusts may be more than just irritants, they may be hazardous, for example lead based coatings and asbestos, operators need the high level of protection that industry specific PPE provides.

Hazardous airborne substances are an ever-present threat in the Abrasive Blasting Industry. Abrasive Blasting and associated task require protection from dusts (sometimes toxic) and abrasive rebound. BlastOne supplied air hoods protect the wearer from particulate matter such as dusts and impact from abrasive rebound. There are two main categories: the blast helmet, which is specifically designed for abrasive blasting use and the air-purifying respirator, in which respirable air is obtained by filtering a contaminated atmosphere. The air-purifying respirator is used on abrasive blasting jobs for prep work such as grinding.

Common Issues With PPE and Safety Gear

Mostly, Abrasive Blasting Safety Apparel has been developed because, standard safety apparel has a very short life when used in the abrasive blasting industry. For example, a pair of cotton overalls will only last a single shift when being used with steel grit in a blast room. Consequently, using standard PPE in the abrasive blasting industry is not a good idea. While it may be cheaper, it wears out quicker than the savings justify. There is also the question as to whether it will give the protection that is requires. Standard PPE may have all the necessary compliance approvals in a general sense but that does not mean that it will withstand the rigors of abrasive blasting.

Multiple issues can arise with poor quality supplied air hoods.

  • Lens fogging up – if the air-supply into a hood does not wash down over the visor well then it will fog up.
  • Poorly fitting Harness – if the harness does not fit the blasters head well, then when he turns his head the viewing window will not move with his field of view – both very annoying and productivity destroying.
  • No padding – this means far less sound attenuation than a helmet that has foam padding on the inside.
  • Poor seals on the face frame – this can allow dust to get into the helmet or between the lenses – dangerous and inimical to visibility
  • Hard to change lenses – frustrating and increases downtime

Important Considerations When Choosing The Right PPE and Safety Gear

An important factor selecting the right blasting suit is fit. A poorly fitting blast suit is not only extremely uncomfortable but may be dangerous. BlastOne blast suits come in a range of sizes – up to six different sizes in particular types of blast suit.  Refer to page three of the data sheet for blast suits under the “Documents” tab at https://www.blastone.com/product/rpb-nylon-fronted-blast-suit-coveralls/ to check your size

In selecting gloves for blasting, do not choose welding gloves over blasting gloves. Blasting gloves are longer and sewn together with tougher threads to stand up to the rigors of abrasive blasting.

To choose a blast helmet that increases productivity, reduces strain, and protects the blaster effectively, make sure that it does not…

  • cause pressure points – a hard hat harness or poorly designed padding system will put pressure point on the wearers head
  • lack airflow – this will be very uncomfortable for the wearer and cause fogging up
  • not move with wearers head – dangerous and obstructive
  • prove impossible to change lenses with gloves on
  • can accept a communication system if desired
  • has a hard rating to protect against impact

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the coating inspector’s kits?

  • What other safety equipment is supplied by BlastOne?

    • Blast Helmets
    • Breathing Air Systems
    • Fall Arrest Harnesses
    • Painting Overalls
    • Head Protection
    • Eye Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Hazardous Materials Storage
    • Spill Control Kits
    • Safety Signs
    • Hose Restraints
    • Lead Paint Treatment
    • Colling Vests
    • Infrared Forehead Thermometers
    • Blasting Suits
    • Blasting Gloves
    • Face Masks

  • What standards do the BlastOne stocked masks conform to?

    RPB Respirators

    • AS/NZS 1716:2012
    • CE 707958 Supplied Air Respiratory Protection CE2797
    • NIOSH

    Bullard

    • NIOSH

  • Are flame retardant overalls available?

    Yes, they are, in the nylon fronted option only. Available sizes for fire retardant are, in sizes L, XL and XXL
  • Are the blast gloves available in different sizes?

    No, one size fits all.

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