Respiratory protection is essential for workers exposed to the inhalation of dangerous gases or particles. Disposable masks protect the nose and mouth from dust, particles or diseases that can spread in certain environments.
Safe s.r.l. produces and certifies a wide range of filter masks directly with its own brands, such as dust masks and anti-smog masks.
Filter masks are considered by Legislative Decree 475/1992 Category III Personal Protective Equipment, that is PPE of complex design intended to safeguard against the risk of death or serious and permanent injuries. It must be assumed that the person who uses the PPE does not have the possibility of perceiving in a timely manner the instantaneous verification of harmful effects. The third category includes respiratory protective devices filtering against solid, liquid aerosols or against irritating, dangerous, toxic or radiotoxic gases.
Furthermore, Annex VIII of the Consolidated Law on Health and Safety at Work refers to respiratory protection masks, stating that workers exposed to specific risks of dangerous inhalation of gas, dust or noxious fumes must have respiratory masks or other devices available. suitable, to be kept in a suitable place that is easily accessible and known to workers.
The UNI EN 149: 2009 standard – entitled Respiratory protection devices – Dust filtering half masks – Requirements, tests, marking – defines 3 efficiency classes for dust masks and for filter masks more generally:
The FFP1 masks produced by Safe s.r.l. they offer a first level of protection for the filtration of fine particles and non-toxic dust (such as graphite, sulfur, cement, glass wool, cement). They are disposable masks that cover the nose and mouth of the worker, allowing him to carry out his tasks in total safety, and are available in different models, for example with a moisture and heat evacuation valve, or without a valve.
FFP2 masks and FFP3 masks from Safe s.r.l. on the other hand, they are designed to filter fine particles, even toxic ones (resin, fungi), to protect against flu viruses and – in the case of FFP3 masks which must necessarily have a valve – to protect against very fine and particularly dangerous particles (such as lead , asbestos, ceramic fibers).
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