RPE (respirators and breathing apparatus) are used in many workplaces to protect workers when working with hazardous substances, such as gases, solvents, powdered chemicals and sprays. RPE comes with various forms of facepiece, such as helmets, visors, hoods or masks.
When choosing the right respirator:
• Step One: Know your hazard type.
• Step Two: Find out if your workers need respiratory protection.
• Step Three: Determine level of protection needed.
• Step Four: Choose a respirator type