What ist respiratory protection and how it is classified?
Respiratory protection refers to all PPE which protects its wearer or user against poisonous substances and environmental contaminants.
It is primarily used in the field of industrial health and safety. Respirators can be classified either as filtering or isolating respirators.
While filtering respirators filter out any hazardous substances in the surrounding air, isolating respirators are self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) which supply the wearer with oxygen.
A filtering respirator provides sufficient protection if the hazardous substances have been identified and there is a sufficiently high concentration of oxygen in the air (at least 17%). Otherwise, isolating respirators such as compressed airline breathing apparatus (CABA) or SCBA should be used.
The purpose of this user guide is to provide an overview of the basics of particle-filtering respiratory protection and to introduce you to uvex products in this segment.
Please be aware that a detailed assessment of the workplace and hazardous substances must be carried out before selecting and using the correct type of respiratory protection. No decisions should be made purely on the basis of information provided here. Relevant laws and regulations must also be taken into account.