Simplifies fit testing
23 January 2013
A new concept in eye and respiratory protection has been developed by JSP to solve the problem of incompatible safety eyewear and disposable masks. Called FilterSpec, the unit combines a mask and disposable filter with
Called FilterSpec, the unit combines a mask and disposable filter with safety spectacles or goggles into one unit in a way that allows both devices to work independently, but in harmony.
Fit testing of tight fitting respiratory protection is mandated in HSE information document 282/28, and should be conducted with workers wearing their usual PPE; when different eye and respiratory PPE are later used the fit test results become irrelevant.
Combining eye and respiratory protection into one unit avoids this, and overcomes the problem of leaky masks and fogged lenses that often occur when one item of PPE compromises another. FilterSpec and the goggle version, FilterSpec Pro, allow both eye and respiratory protection to work as an integrated unit.