1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

September 14, 2008

:258 Respirators

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:258 EcoTip: A variety of respirators are available to help protect against breathing harmful gases and particles during disaster recovery. In order for a respirator to be effective it must be used properly. Improper use of respirators can be dangerous. Not everyone is fit to wear tight fitting respirators. In order to pull the air through the cartridges – the wearer must have healthy lungs. Everyone wearing tight fitting respirator should have training, a medical evaluation and fit testing.

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 Additional Information:

Suggested Review: :256, :257

This is the third in a series of EcoTips about protecting oneself when remodeling and working around buildings when participating in disaster recovery such as occurred with hurricane Katrina and is going on now with Ike. This information is timely since 2008 is the most active hurricane season since 2005 and many buildings are being damaged.

For more information about worker respiratory protection training go to http://www.restcon.com/training.restcon.com/WRPA/index.php

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