air-purifying respirator


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air-pur·i·fy·ing res·pi·ra·tor

(ār-pyūr'i-fī-ing res'pir-ā-tŏr)
An air-filtering respirator using filters designed to remove a specific substance from ambient air.

air-purifying respirator

A face mask covering the mouth and nose that is used to filter hazardous gases, vapors, and/or particles from the environment in order to prevent them from being inhaled.
See also: respirator
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Most (83.3%, 14/15) reported previous experience with rodents in the field; all workers were required to wear nitrile gloves and use a powered air-purifying respirator when handling animals.
The high-level protective respirators were defined as P100/N100/FFP3 (approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH]) and powered air-purifying respirators with full-body isolation suit.
The product label for pyridaben warns that it can be fatal if inhaled and that pesticide applicators and handlers are required to use extensive personal protective equipment, including air-purifying respirators (3).
Depending on the Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL), the requirements for personal protective equipment could be as high as astronaut-like suits with personal air-purifying respirators. Even at lower levels, those in analytical labs and manu-facturing facilities might need to gown and de-gown --and to go through decontamination procedures, including showers, when leaving the work area.
Riley and anyone working with him wear protective "head-to-toe moon suits" with air-purifying respirators when they work.
Approved to all the latest EN standards (EN397, EN2941, EN1835, EN175), Procap is specifically designed for use with powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR's) in highly demanding environments as experienced in welding, metal, processing, foundries, bulk materials handing, site demolition and decommissioning.
It is currently working to develop test methods and standards for a variety of different kinds of respirators including powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) and those that protect against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) agent inhalation hazards.
During property removal and deconstruction, some workers also used half-face HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter air-purifying respirators (some equipped with organic solvent filters) and goggles.
The unit is specifically designed to work with powered air-purifying respirators in hospitals and first-responder environments.
Approved to all the latest EN standards (EN397, EN12941, EN1835, EN175), Procap is specifically designed for use with powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR's) in highly demanding environments as experienced in welding, metal processing, foundries, bulk materials handing, site demolition and decommissioning.