Respirator users shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where the user intends to use or sell the Products. Specifically, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the user shall comply with all health and safety requirements, labeling requirements, equipment requirements, registration and approval requirements, warranty requirements, truth in advertising requirements and country of origin marking requirements. Poor selection and Misuse of a respirator could result in serious injury or death.
The links and resources listed below will give guidance to information that is available to guide in the correct selection, use and maintenance of a respirator.
Note: ANSI/ASSE standards have to be purchased to view.
American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
ANSI/ASSP Z88.2 Practices for Respiratory Protection
ANSI/ISEA Z87.1+ American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices
ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection
Breathing Air Quality and Use (CGACS G-7.1-Grade D)
29 CFR 1910.134(i) OSHA Respiratory Protection Guidance
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
NIOSH Fact Sheet: Fit Testing for Tight Fitting Respirators
NIOSH Guide to the Selection and Use of Particulate Respirators
Note: EN standards have to be purchased individually. They are available from multiple sites. The links provided below are from the European Union Government site.
EN 379 Personal Eye Protection - Automatic welding filters
EN 14594 Respiratory Protective Devices - Continuous flow compressed air line breathing devices. Requirements, testing, marking.
EN 12021 Respiratory Equipment - Compressed gases for breathing apparatus
EN 12941 Respiratory Protective Devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating a helmet or a hood. Requirements, testing, marking.
EN 397 Industrial Safety Helmets
EN 352-1 Hearing Protectors - General Requirements Part 1: Ear-muffs
EN 352-2 Hearing Protectors - General Requirements Part 2: Earplugs
EN 352-3 Hearing Protectors - General Requirements Part 3: Ear-muffs attached to an industrial safety helmet
EN 166 Personal Eye Protection - Specifications
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on Personal Protective Equipment
AS/NZS 1716:2003 Respiratory Protective Devices
AS/NZS 1715 Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Equipment
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