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RPE fit testing - testing respiratory protection masks for a proper fit

No two heads are alike. That's why it's important to have expert advice on choosing the right respirator or mask to keep each wearer safe. Just because a mask perfectly fits one wearer, doesn't mean it will be the right choice for another wearer whose face is a different size and shape.

Common Respiratory Product Safety Questions

Is there a respirator mask for beard?

No there are no masks for beard, because with facial hair the mask can not fit tight enough. In particular, full beards are a definite “no go” for respiratory protection. But even a one-, two- or three-day beard causes problems: the shorter the stubble, the more it pushes the sealing contour of the mask away from your skin and therfore decreases the protection of the mask.

Asbestos – Reducing Risk

Exposure to asbestos can cause serious long-term health issues and even death. Asbestos was widely used as a building material until the early 1990s, and it can be present in many areas of older buildings. If you suspect asbestos is present, do not touch or move it. Only qualified professionals can remove asbestos.

Why is air pollution at the workplace so dangerous?

Especially at the workplace, the inhalation of polluted air can lead to long-term damage to the respiratory organs and the entire body.  When hazardous substances such as microparticles, gases and vapours enter the bloodstream via the lungs, they often lead to work-related illnesses such as asbestosis, asthma or cancer.

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