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1 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION Salvatore R. DiNardi, Ph.D., CIH Professor and Chair Emeritus University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences COMPETENCIES 5 Describe the use of personal protective procedures to increase protection against chemical exposures Explain the difference between particle and vapor protective respirators Respirator Training–Module 1 Filtering Facepiece Respirators (Dust Masks) Respirator Training Training is required by anyone who wears a respirator. This training helps protect you from adverse exposures. If you don’t know how to use a respirator properly, you can get a false sense of protection. Why Is Training Required? 2 Where Are Dust Respirators Required Dust respirators are required in locations that have excessive particle burdens: • Universal precautions against inhalation of biologically active agents/pathogens/bioaersols • Wood working shops/projects • Particle producing outdoor work •F iberg las ® insulation projects • Asbestos removal projects 4 How Dust Respirators Work When used properly, dust masks prevent the inhalation of dust in the air and protects the lungs. When you inhale, air is pulled through the dust mask and dust is captured on the outside of the
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2 How Dust Respirators Work Air exhaled out Air inhaled in Air inhaled in 7 Limits of Dust Respirators Dust masks will leak if they don’t fit your face properly. Dust masks
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