Proper handling for secure respiratory protection
The goal of any respiratory protection is maximum security with the least amount of discomfort. It all starts with reliable, high-quality equipment. However, proper handling is equally important, along with careful maintenance and cleaning of respiratory equipment, masks and accessories, and regular training.
The respiratory protection experts at Dräger have compiled a useful collection of practical tips for using respirators and helpful background information for you.
These 3 videos show the right way to put on a respiratory mask
Putting on a Dräger X-plore® 1900 FFP dust mask
To make sure your respiratory protection mask (FFP mask) is in optimal shape to keep you safe in dusty work environments, such as industrial settings, mines and workshops, you must be sure to put it on properly. This video gives you a step-by-step guide.
Putting on a Dräger X-plore® 3300/3500 half-face respirator mask
If your job calls for respiratory protection, the Dräger X-plore half-face mask can be a suitable solution. Find out all you need to know about how to don and doff this mask, how to install filters correctly, how to test for a secure fit, and how to properly clean and maintain the mask.
Putting on a Dräger X-plore® 5500 full-face respirator mask
Especially with full-face masks, it's important to remember that the mask must fit properly in order for it to provide the protection you need. Here we show you how to properly operate the mask, how to use the filters and how to clean and maintain the masks, step by step.
RPE fit testing - testing respiratory protection masks for a proper fit
No two heads are alike. That's why it's important to have expert advice on choosing the right respirator or mask to keep each wearer safe. Just because a mask perfectly fits one wearer, doesn't mean it will be the right choice for another wearer whose face is a different size and shape.
Fit-tests help you assess whether a respiratory protection mask will fit properly and securely under real operating conditions. During a fit-test, a series of movements are simulated, imitating real-life operating conditions. This includes various techniques for checking whether the mask will function without leaking. The test enables you to identify any areas where the mask does not fit the individual face shape of the wearer, so you can prevent health hazards before they occur.
There are two methods for conducting a fit-test: qualitative or quantitative fit-testing.