Using respiratory equipment in certain industrial environments is vital to the health of you and your employees. Spaces you’re working in, such as workshops, may become dangerous if proper action is not taken to keep harmful substances out of the air. OSHA requires that industrial areas implement respiratory systems that work to keep harmful substances out of the air, and requires that companies have a backup plan on hand in case the system fails. Here, our expert team at MC Tool & Safety will go over tips and types of equipment to keep you and your employees safe while on the job.

Develop Your Plan

OSHA requires that each company lays out a strict plan for their workplace that details how the safety program will be implemented. Additionally, each plan needs to lay out the expected respiratory dangers in the workplace and how to prevent them from being exposed to your employees. All the equipment you plan to use as front-line defense needs to be detailed and examined to ensure it works properly. In addition, if your workplace requires equipment, such as masks, they need to be fitted to your employees ahead of time so you can ensure they fit properly.

Learn About The Hazards

Being an expert in your industry means you obviously know the hazards associated with your specific industry. Therefore, you should know how to prepare your employees for those risks, as well as detail a plan to protect everyone from those risks. To develop these plans, you have to understand how these toxins can enter your body. Usually, they enter through your lungs, skin, or gastrointestinal tract.

Types Of Respirators

Respirators are designed to be either air-purifying or air-supplied. Depending on the industry you are in, you have to decide which of these is best for your needs. There are a variety of each type of respirators that have varying capabilities. Some examples of air-purifying respirators are:


●        APRs for particulates

●        Gas and vapor APRs

●        PAPRs


Some examples of air-supplied respirators are:


●        Air-line respirators

●        Self-contained breathing apparatus

●        Combination SARs

Contact MC Tool & Safety Today

If you are looking for the best safety and industrial products on the market, contact MC Tool & Safety today. Our team of experts will help you determine what you need for your workplace and ensure you are properly protecting yourself and your employees. To learn more about our products, give us a call toll free at 1-888-206-2569, or call our local office at 763-786-5350. You can also message us on our contact page