Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) - What You Need To Know To Protect Your Workers From Dust and Other Airborne Substances
With the recent news article around a compost worker contracting Legionnaires Disease it's a timely reminder around what you need to do to protect yourself and others from the dangers of dust and other airborne substances.
If you haven't read the article yet you can read it here.
News articles and other helpful information are great communication resources for your Toolbox Talks and Health and Safety Meetings so they come highly recommended to help you spread that ongoing health and safety message.
WorkSafe also have some helpful information on working safety with soil, compost and potting mix as well as a dedicated page to guidance around respiratory protective equipment (RPE).
WorkSafe recommend when working with soil, compost and potting mix to use a disposable P2 mask which we have available here. There is helpful guideline around what mask is right for you too and the P2CV mask we have available is recommended for working with waste or compost, painting, paint stripping, welding and other specifications. Gloves are also recommended when working with compost, soil and potting mix.
The P2CV masks have a closed cell foam nosepiece that provides superior seal in the nasal area, the exhalation valve is extremely comfortable and reduces heat and moisture build-up inside the respirator mask and has straps that fit behind the ears for any size head
Here is an example of what WorkSafe feature on their site which the P2 masks look like.
To order your home or workplace P2 masks buy online with us or contact us on 0800 509 809.