How to select the best filters for your face masks




Filters on face masks can provide essential protection for workers against various hazardous substances. It is vital, however, to ensure that you are using the right filters for the work in hand. Here is a guide to help you choose the best PPE for your purposes.

STEP 1: IDENTIFY THE CORRECT FILTER FOR THE HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES WORKERS NEED PROTECTION FROM

Respiratory filters are colour-coded and marked with letters to show which particular substances they provide protection from.


A table setting out the different colour coded filters to protect workers against respiratory hazards


STEP 2: FULL FACE OR HALF FACE MASK?

Some filters can only meet minim