SafeWork New South Wales has warned against the supply of fake masks amid a growing difficulty to obtain respiratory protective equipment (RPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the use of masks may seem protective, it is not always enough to prevent hazardous dust particles from entering the lungs.
Checking that a respirator, with a tight fitting facepiece, provides an adequate seal to the wearer’s face has long been considered best practice as part of a general respiratory protection program. This tech update contains information on some methods of fit testing and some solutions from 3M to support a fit testing regime.
Safe to Work talks to Safety and Defence Solutions owner Gila Davidson about Kimax, the latest design in chemical escape masks from Duram Mask.