Industrial applications and environments are all full of hazards, whether it’s trips, falls, bumps, and burns, or less obvious and in the air we breathe. In all instances, we put measures in place to remove the hazard or we change how we interact with a task in order to keep ourselves safe. Unfortunately, sometimes there just isn’t a way of completely avoiding these hazards, and so PPE must be worn to mitigate the risk. When it comes to using respiratory protection, knowing the right type of filter or cartridge that you need is critical, and can be the difference between being compliant, and realistically, life and death. In this article, we step you through a quick guide of what you need to know, so you can make safer decisions at work.
Please note: Filter types, definitions, and terminology can vary region to region. For the purpose of this article, we have used NIOSH certification and terminology.
Types of Filters & Cartridges