FFP3V Face masks are suggested as a minimum requirement for respiratory protection whilst fogging disinfectant.
- ERA 4310 FFP3V NR Mask
- Tested & Certified to EN149:2001 + A1:2009
- Fold Flat
- Elasticated Strap
- Individually Wrapped
FFP3 Masks provide the highest level of protection that a disposable mask can offer. A well-fitting FFP3 mask can protect users against fine toxic particulates including asbestos, bacteria, viruses and radioactive particles.
The filter material for this standard is so thick that an exhalation valve is almost always fitted. FFP3 masks are often used in the chemistry industry due to the usage of contaminants and hazardous materials.
Why respiratory protection is important
Respiratory protection is important because employee health shouldn’t ever be compromised in the workplace. Small irritation can lead to soft tissue damage and can go as far as lung failure and cancers.
Inhalation Disorders can lead to 12,000 deaths each year due to occupational respiratory disease and about two-thirds of these due to asbestos-related diseases or COPD.
By meeting Standard EN 149 and ensuring employees are wearing RPE justified by the outlines of each FFP standard, the risk is significantly lowered. Long-term injuries can lead to loss of staff, impactive downtimes and possible financial backlash.
Administering RPE isn’t just about having it available. Employers are only truly taking responsibility if their equipment meets the needs of their workplace environment, and they provide their employees with training on how to use the RPE correctly.
It’s also important to understand that even short-term exposure to hazardous substances can have lifelong detrimental effects. RPE should be applied before the hazard arises always. Don’t wait for a room to be filled with hazardous airborne particles before applying a safety mask.
By providing compliant RPE, you improve the quality of life for your employees and also ensure compliance under the laws and regulations concerned with PPE in the workplace