The Millennium Chemical-Biological Mask--produced by the Pittsburgh-based Mine Safety Appliances Company--is an air-purifying respirator
, which provides protection against biological agents, such as anthrax, botulinum toxin and ricin, and chemical agents, including nerve gas, mustard gas and Lewisite, explained Ken Bobetich, the firm's product manager for air-purifying respirators
Half mask respirator; full facepiece respirator; filtering facepiece air-purifying respirator
(APR); powered air-purifying respirator
A total of 27 (79%) reported using a replaceable-cartridge air-purifying respirator
(10 [37%] of these had been fit-tested), and six (18%) reported using a dust mask while operating blasting equipment.
During the application, he wore the PPE recommended on the product label, including a laminated full-body suit, rubber boots, nitrile gloves, and a full-face air-purifying respirator
equipped with a pesticide prefilter and organic vapor cartridge.
Department of Health and Human and Services (DHHS), however, provides written PPE guidance that states both the N-95 and powered air-purifying respirators
(PAPRs) are not negative pressure respirators: both can allow contaminants to breach the units (DHHS, 2014).
The two applicators were wearing complete personal protective equipment (including air-purifying respirators
and chemical-resistant headgear) and reported no symptoms.
The California-based nurses' union, National Nurses United, said hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits which leave no skin exposed and sufficient powered air-purifying respirators
to properly protect nurses from exposure, Yahoo News reported.
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.