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What are the Different Types of Respirators

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What is the use of pre-filter in the respirator, how to properly use full face mask respirator, what is supplied air respirator (SAR), what is self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), how long SCBA’s breathing air usually last. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 22 minute full length version.

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Each year, tens of thousands of U.S. workers are exposed to harmful airborne contaminants. These noxious gases, dusts, vapors and biological pathogens can cause lung damage, cancer and other serious illnesses. Some can quickly cause loss of consciousness and even death, often without warning.

To avoid these hazards, workers need to understand the risks associated with airborne contaminants as well as the government regulations and safe work practices that can protect them. They also need to be familiar with various types of respirators, understand how they work, and know how to use them.

Atlantic Training’s "Respiratory Protection and Safety" training program can provide employees with this important information and help facilities in complying with requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Standard.

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Video Transcript

There are two types of respirators air purifying and supplied air. The air purifying respirator removes contaminants by passing ambulant air through the air purifying element while atmosphere supplying respirators provides fresh air from an uncontaminated external source. Air purifying respirators come in three basic types articulate removing, vapor and gas removing or a combination of the two as you breath in air purifying respirators have replaceable filters or air purifying elements to remove solid or liquid hazards from the air. Some contaminants are remove from the air by a canister or cartridge with a filter, solvent, catalyst or combination of these. Two common types of supplied air respirators are the self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and the supplied air respirator in which the air is sent from an outside source through a hose or air line to your mask or hood.