health safety

Does your respirator protect your lungs?

Being exposed to dust is part of everyday life in mining – one needs to know how to protect their health if they don’t want to suffer from miners lung disease, emphysema, difficulty in breathing or cancer after years of work.
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Bushfires and respiratory protection

Bushfires are part of life in Australia. These fires can produce vast amounts of smoke, off-gases and ash and there is a need to consider the most appropriate ways of providing respiratory protection for those exposed to these contaminants.
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3M: respirator fit testing

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.
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