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How Long Do My Respirator Filters Last?
Jun 29th 2021

How Long Do My Respirator Filters Last?

Being able to breathe without inhaling dangerous particulates and vapors is crucial to respiratory safety. Many workers using respirators for jobs involving construction, often wonder how long their respirator filters last before they should be replaced. The actual answer is “it depends,” but that’s because much of it is relative to the environment in which they are being us … read more
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What Type of Respirator Should I Use for Silica?
Oct 17th 2019

What Type of Respirator Should I Use for Silica?

We make specific recommendations below, but first a little background... Working in the manufacturing or construction industries usually means working near what’s known as silica dust, or respirable crystalline silica, which is commonly found in and around construction and manufacturing sites. It’s created by cutting, grinding, drilling, or crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, mortar and ot … read more
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Respirator for Smoke: What Is the Best Mask for Wildfire Smoke?
Jul 10th 2019

Respirator for Smoke: What Is the Best Mask for Wildfire Smoke?

As the AB1124 California Bill goes into effect, we’re taking a moment to talk about what employers should look for in a respirator or face mask. The bill requires employers to provide N95 rated respirators (at a minimum) to all their employees working outdoors during a wildfire. Wildfire smoke can irritate a person’s eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, and it can cause cancer, heart disease and even … read more