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13 October 2021

HSE INSPECTORS will be targeting construction firms from 4 October 2021 to ensure health standards are up to scratch. Inspections will focus on control measures businesses have in place to protect their workers’ lungs from construction dust including silica, asbestos and wood dust.

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10 October 2021

WHEN CLEANSPACE launched its powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), they were seen as a game-changer for workers that are exposed to harmful contaminants such as coal dust, silica and welding fumes.

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07 October 2021

THE PORTACOUNT Respirator Fit Tester is a quantitative respirator fit tester that is able to fit test any type or brand of respirators.

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07 July 2021

HAVE YOU seen QuantiFit2 from OHD yet, the latest version of the revolutionary mask-fit tester? Using patented controlled negative pressure (CNP) technology, the new system is packed with improved features.

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16 June 2021

ESAB LAUNCHED its new Savage A40 Air with Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) technology.

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01 June 2021

IN THE UK, businesses that have workers wearing respirators are required by HSE INDG 479 to perform respirator fit testing and confirm those respirators will provide the right level of on-the-job protection needed. Here, TSI looks at how real-time measurements can improve respirator fit-testing.

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20 May 2021

INTRODUCING THE New AccuFit 9000 PRO, quantitative testing for all respirator types.

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12 May 2021

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION designer and manufacturer CleanSpace Technology is urging the industrial sector to double down on protecting their workers from silica dust.

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21 April 2021

CleanSpace HALO, a reusable powered respirator, designed and manufactured in Australia, has won the ‘design quality’ and ‘innovative approach’ categories at the Red Dot Awards.

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08 April 2021

WELDERS ARE at the highest risk for exposure to welding gases and fumes that can cause both short-terms and long-term health effects.

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30 March 2021

PILZ AUTOMATION Technology has updated one of its well-established training courses, ‘Basis of CE Marking’, to include elements with a focus on UKCA Marking.

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08 March 2021

NEVER BEFORE has the need for good quality respiratory protection been more acutely understood, but how can you be sure that the respirators you have invested in are capable of protecting your workers?

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08 March 2021

RESPIRATORS PROTECT workers from breathable hazards in the workplace. The efficiency of a respirator's filter material alone does not reduce dangers posed by airborne hazards. The other necessary step is to reduce exposure by ensuring that respirators fit along with proper training and continued use.

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08 March 2021

SHAWCITY IS delighted to announce the launch of QuantiFit2 from OHD. The latest version of the mask-fit tester, which uses patented controlled negative pressure (CNP) technology, is packed with improved features.

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23 February 2021

CHOOSING A good mask or respirator is an important and necessary step in staying protected from a range of pollutants and potential health hazards. These guidelines from Eng-Weld will help you choose a suitable mask.

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14 December 2020

TO ENSURE every person can stay safe when at work – Full Support have increased their flagship Easimask FFP3 respirator production to 5 million respirators a month.

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02 November 2020

PRODUCED BY experts at Full Support Healthcare Ltd, the Easiair Powered Air Purifying Respirator is a lightweight, easy-to-use, respiratory protective system specifically designed to protect against viruses and particulate hazards, offering P3 equivalent protection.

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19 November 2020

The ConceptAir powered respirator kit from trusted PPE brand Centurion, offers an alternative to disposable respirators for workers looking for COVID-19 PPE with enhanced comfort and protection.

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17 November 2020

THE FIT of a tight fitting respirator has never been more important than it is now.

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30 September 2020

THE PERFORMANCE of tight-fitting facepieces depends on achieving good contact between the wearer’s skin and the face seal of the facepiece. One type or size of RPE facepiece does not fit everyone and an inadequate fit significantly reduces the protection provided to the wearer. So fit testing ensures the respirator selected is right for each individual and, as the name suggests, fits correctly.

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FEATURES

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10 August 2021

George Elliott provides an insight into how to protect your workers from Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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10 May 2021

Having spent many years in the respiratory protection equipment (RPE) industry, Fred Chartlon draws on his knowledge to provide a history of this life-saving equipment and the effect that Covid has had on manufacturers.

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10 May 2021

The use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is on the increase, and with many of us using this type of equipment for the first time, Neil O’Regan takes this opportunity to explain the different options and tells you what you need to know about Fit Testing.

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12 January 2021

Ellie Yakimov looks at how our changed relationship with airborne pathogens brings a new level of protection.

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24 September 2020

Given that a large part of communication is non-verbal, Jack Hartley asks if it is time to rethink your respiratory protection, especially in the healthcare industry where reading facial expressions can be beneficial to patients.

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12 August 2020

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is one of the most common naturally occurring elements on the planet. Found in the earth’s crust, crystalline silica is a key component of sand, granite and other naturally occurring minerals. George Elliott takes us through the dangers of RCS, how employers can reduce exposure and types of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to consider for protection from silica dust.

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13 May 2019

Planning is the key to ensuring your health and safety arrangements really work and in the latest webinar from Southalls Ian Hatherly, Richard Denton, Sarah Leake and Caroline Lee looked at COSHH, asbestos and legionella, outlining challenges that their clients face today in terms of the increased focus on health and safety this year.

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08 May 2019

Providing protection against potential respiratory hazards is essential, and employers need to make sure they get it right. George Elliott offers a four-step approach to choosing the right respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

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23 January 2019

Reducing cases of occupational lung disease is not going to be easy as it will entail educating employers and employees alike. Megan McConville questions why despite better knowledge, why the figures have not reduced.

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27 April 2018

Georgina Bisby discusses recent progress around the prevention and control of construction dust

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13 April 2017

Richard Eady, director, Temperature Electronics Ltd, provides insight into a fascinating project that helped the University of Reading reduce its carbon emissions by 35%.

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13 April 2017

Mark Andrews, Scott Safety’s product manager – Air Purifying Respirators, offers a guide to setting up a successful respiratory protection programme.

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13 April 2017

Luca Favarin, product manager EMEA, respiratory protection, Honeywell Industrial Safety, says RPE matters when it comes to tackling work related respiratory illnesses.

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26 October 2016

HSM speaks to Jonathan Oswald, UK sales manager - safety division, GVS Filter Technology UK, about the correct use of RPE when faced with airborne hazards.

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18 May 2016

At this year’s Health & Safety Event, visitors got the opportunity to ‘join the debate’ by taking part in the hugely popular Safety Dialogue series. Sponsored by science-based technology company 3M, the sessions provided the perfect platform for people to speak to experts and share their own experiences of work place health and safety. Alan McArthur, technical supervisor at 3M and panellist at the event, reflects on the most topical questions surrounding respiratory protection.

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03 March 2016

New members Wefit RPE recently joined the BSIF because the company sees the merits of the Federation’s Fit2Fit scheme in its every day dealings with clients.

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28 January 2016

Mark Andrews, global product manager Powered Air, Halfmask & Airline at Scott Safety examines respiratory protection for the ageing workforce.

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02 June 2015

Alan McArthur, technical services specialist at diversified technology company 3M, discusses the important role respiratory protective equipment can play in protecting workers from harmful substances.

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03 June 2015

Richard Eady, director of electronic airflow control and monitor manufacturer and consultant, Temperature Electronics Ltd (TEL) says the installation of reliable health and safety equipment doesn’t have to cost the earth.

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10 February 2015

Managing worker safety is challenging at the best of times but where gas is concerned, you are dealing with something that is often silent, invisible, odourless and potentially deadly. Chris Shaw talks to Honeywell about the increasing use of technology based systems that help protect workers through a combination of continual environmental monitoring and analysis, worker tracking, bump testing and respiratory protection.

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COMPANIES

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3M UK Plc

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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28 September 2016

Ensuring an effective barrier exists where your glove and chemical suit meet can be difficult to achieve in many situations. Glovezon provides a highly effective solution to this industry wide problem.

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28 September 2016

Chemmaster suits are tough and uncompromising, with exceptional chemical resistant properties against many acids and alkalis. They are ideal for a wide variety of chemical handling operations and have been widely regarded as the industry standard for over 30 years.

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28 September 2016

Alphachem X is an innovative range of limited life coveralls, manufactured to the highest quality and certified to the latest EN standards.

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30 July 2013

Why buying a 3M respirator means more than simply purchasing a product

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28 September 2016

Chemsol Plus garments are manufactured from a softer, more tactile 340gm2 EPVC / Polyester fabric with additional anti-static (AS) and flame retardant (FR) properties needed for many higher risk applications. This is the fabric of choice for many safety professionals.

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08 November 2018

The First Aid at Work course is designed to help employers meet legal requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and is formally certificated by the First Aid Industry Body (F.A.I.B. approved).

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28 September 2016

The alphamesh A-SERIES has a unique design to offer an excellent fit whilst benefitting from being a fold flat disposable respirator. Adjustable to provide a superior fit for most head sizes.

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28 September 2016

The C-SERIES twin fold disposable respirators offers many benefits such as unique colour coding and ease of storage, whilst their individual bagging also reduces risk of contamination.

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28 September 2016

The 3000 SERIES disposable respirators offer an outstanding level of protection demonstrated when conducting Face Fit Testing. Having electrostatic filter media allows low breathing resistance and a lightweight outer shell maintains excellent shape

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10 September 2020

IN THE UK, workers required to wear respiratory protection are also required to pass an annual respirator fit test.

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28 September 2016

chem cre8 allows you to design your own chemical clothing, to suit your specific safety needs. This revolutionary system enables you to select up to 8 key safety features of a chemical suit and combine them to create your very own suit design.

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