Disposable Respirators Usage Guide

Disposable Respirators Usage Guide

For hazardous environments, choose respiratory protection that when used for the right hazard in the right way, helps keep visible and invisible contaminants out.

Read our guide and learn more about this important topic.

Dust Mask and Filter Cartridge Ratings

Respiratory Filters come in a variety of ratings that relate to how the respirator performs & what environment type it is designed to be used in.

When choosing a respirator it's important to understand that as the letter rating and number rating increase, breathing fatigue will increase.

While you certainly don't want to choose a rating that is too low, you don't necessarily always want to pick a P100 filter for every application - particularly if you're just looking for a simple dust mask to do home improvement work. 

Typically, an end user will find an N95 respirator cooler, & easier to breath through than a P99 or P95 dust mask.

Respirator Rating Letter Class

N - Not resistant  to oil
R - Resistant to oil
P - Oil Proof

Respirator Rating Number Class

95 - Removes 95% of all particles that are at least 0.3 microns in diameter

99 - Removes 99% of particles that are at least 0.3 microns in diameter

100 - Removes 99.97% of all particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter or larger.  HE or HEPA quality filter.

For hazardous environments, choose respiratory protection that when used for the right hazard in the right way, helps keep visible and invisible contaminants out.

Types of Respirators

General Purpose Respirators

Suggested applications: Sweeping, sanding, grinding, sawing, and bagging.

Healthcare Respirators

Help protect yourself. Help protect your patients. Masks and respirators do different jobs.

Welding Respirators

Suggested applications: welding, torch cutting, soldering.

Specialty Respirators

Features welded strap attachment, soft nose foam and adjustable nose-clip to help provide a custom fit and secure seal.

Featured Technologies

Select technologies are featured in some of these respirators.

• Cool flow exhalation valve Patented one-way valve for easy exhalation and cool, dry comfort.

• M-noseclip Patented noseclip adjusts easily for fewer pressure points and greater comfort.

• Faceseal Soft and secure, conforms closely to face for additional comfort.

• Advanced electret media Patented filter media with electrostatically charged microfibers help make breathing easier and cooler.

• Carbon filter material Carbon filter media provides relief against odours, vapour and other gaseous contaminants for greater wearer comfort. For nuisance level relief only.

• Cake-resistant filter media Patented filter media with specifically designed filter layers for welding applications provide longer respirator life and easier breathing.

• Welding web Unique filter media incorporating protective layers designed to be flame resistant as demonstrated per ASTM D2859-96. (Not a substitute for a faceshield)

• Adjustable buckle straps A single tug helps provide a comfortable, secure fit.

• P-Series filter Patented Advanced Electrostatic Media, appropriate for prolonged use in both oil and non-oil containing environments.

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