Respiratory Protection

DENIOS offers masks and breathing protection equipment to protect against fumes and harmful gases including the reusable respirator that offers lightweight comfort and ease of use.Work activities may result in harmful substances contaminating the air in the form of dust, mist, gas or fume. Workers may also need to work in areas where oxygen levels are low, for example: confined spaces, such as a chamber or tank.

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Types of Respiratory Protection

If you have a work environment that has the potential to expose workers to breathing dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, vapors, or sprays that could be harmful to their health, then respiratory protection will be required.

There are two main types of respiratory protection.  The first is air-purifying respirators (APRs) that remove contaminants from the air that a worker is breathing by filtering out the particulates.  This includes respirators that capture particles in the air like dust and fumes.  Other respirators in this category will filter gas and vapors and usually use cartridges to do so.

The second types of respirators are supplied air respirators (SAR).  This type of respiratory protection uses a remote source of fresh air that is supplied to the wearer.  Some types of this protection include airline respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) respirators.

Why Respiratory Protection?

DENIOS Breathing protection equipment is designed to protect the wearer from these hazards.

Before employees wear respiratory protection it is necessary to check carefully whether this measure can not be avoided by taking alternative technical or organizational protective measures. As a rule, the following points are checked:

Are there alternatives for the used hazardous substance or can it be completely avoided?

  • Can the release of the hazardous substance be avoided?
  • Can the hazard be contained at the point of origin?
  • Can the activity also be carried out from a less hazardous location?
  • Can the pollutant be detected at its place of origin, for example by suction?

Only if none of these measures can be carried out successfully, must personal protection equipment be used, in this case respiratory protection.