Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection

  •  760008A Honeywell North 7600 Series Full-Face Respirator Mask, each  760008A Honeywell North 7600 Series Full-Face Respirator Mask, each

    Honeywell North 7600 Series Full-Face Respirator Mask, each

    Honeywell

    $269.99
    Honeywell North 7600 Series Air Purifying Respirator, Silicone Full Facepiece Superior performance, fit, comfort, and visibility! Lens provides over 200 degree field of vision and excellent optics. Soft Silicone doesn't harden with age...
    LAG-760008A
    SKU:
    LAG-760008A
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    Size:
    Medium/Large
    Style:
    Full-Face
    $269.99
  • 3M Safety  3M 6006 Cartridge, Multi Gas/Vapor, 2/pack 3M Safety  3M 6006 Cartridge, Multi Gas/Vapor, 2/pack

    3M 6006 Cartridge, Multi Gas/Vapor, 2/pack

    3M Safety

    $17.99
    3M 6006 Multi Gas/Vapor Cartridge The 3M 6006 cartridges are NIOSH approved against: Ammonia, Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Formaldehyde, Hydrogen Chloride, Hydrogen Fluoride, Hydrogen Sulfide, Methylamine, Organic Vapors, and Sulfur Dioxide Bayonet...
    3M-6006
    SKU:
    3M-6006
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    Filter Type:
    Gas & Vapor
    $17.99
  •  7583P100L Honeywell North Organic Vapor & Acid Gas Cartridge & P100 Filter, 1/pair  7583P100L Honeywell North Organic Vapor & Acid Gas Cartridge & P100 Filter, 1/pair

    Honeywell North Organic Vapor & Acid Gas Cartridge & P100 Filter, 1/pair

    Honeywell

    $29.99
    Honeywell North 7583P100L Organic Vapor & Acid Gas Cartridge & P100 Filter Easy-change Cartridges. Approved for protection against Organic vapor, Acid Gas (Chlorine, Hydrogen Chloride, Sulfur Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide [Escape],...
    R7583-P100L
    SKU:
    R7583-P100L
    Availability:
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    Filter Type:
    Combo
    $29.99
  •  2310N99 Moldex 2310 N99 Respirator, Two Straps, 10/box  2310N99 Moldex 2310 N99 Respirator, Two Straps, 10/box

    Moldex 2310 N99 Respirator, Two Straps, 10/box

    Moldex

    $54.99
    Moldex 2310 N99 Respirators Filter at least 99% of airborne particles to keep you safe! A good choice when welding or people worker in high dust areas. Exhale valve lets workers breathe easy and stay cool, reduces the hot air build-up. Exclusive...
    LAG-2310N99
    SKU:
    LAG-2310N99
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    NIOSH Rating:
    N99
    Valve:
    Yes
    $54.99
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    3M Safety  3M 9105 VFlex Flatfold N95 Particulate Respirator, 50/box 3M Safety  3M 9105 VFlex Flatfold N95 Particulate Respirator, 50/box

    3M 9105 VFlex Flatfold N95 Particulate Respirator, 50/box

    3M Safety

    Now: $31.99
    Was: $34.99
    3M 9105 VFlex N95 Particulate Respirator, Flatfold, 50/box NIOSH approved N95 Respirator - 95>% efficiency against solid and liquid aerosols that do not contain oils. Easier breathing and talking - Unique folded design with V shaped pleats...
    3M-9105
    SKU:
    3M-9105
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    NIOSH Rating:
    N95
    Now: $31.99
    Was: $34.99
  • 3M Safety 8247 3M 8247 R95 Vapor Relief Respirator, 20/box 3M Safety 8247 3M 8247 R95 Vapor Relief Respirator, 20/box

    3M 8247 R95 Vapor Relief Respirator, 20/box

    3M Safety

    $84.99
    3M 8247 R95 Respirators with Vapor Relief Protects from organic vapors! Odor removing carbon layered filter material provides relief from nuisance levels of organic vapors. Unique electrostatically charged microfiber filter media keeps you safe...
    LAG-8247
    SKU:
    LAG-8247
    Availability:
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    NIOSH Rating:
    R95
    $84.99
  •  2700N95 Moldex 2700 N95 Respirator with Ventex Valve & Handy Strap, 10/box  2700N95 Moldex 2700 N95 Respirator with Ventex Valve & Handy Strap, 10/box

    Moldex 2700 N95 Respirator with Ventex Valve & Handy Strap, 10/box

    Moldex

    $42.99
    Moldex Respirator 2700 N95 with Ventex Valve and HandyStrap Stay cooler and vent hot air quickly with Ventex valve You'll stay cooler with the Ventex exhale valve that reduces hot air build up. You'll breathe easier and stay cooler. Cloth HandyStrap...
    LAG-2700N95
    SKU:
    LAG-2700N95
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    NIOSH Rating:
    N95
    Valve:
    Yes
    $42.99
  •  54001 Honeywell North 5400 Series Full-Face Respirator Mask, 2 Sizes, each  54001 Honeywell North 5400 Series Full-Face Respirator Mask, 2 Sizes, each

    Honeywell North 5400 Series Full-Face Respirator Mask, 2 Sizes, each

    Honeywell

    $139.99 - $149.99
    Honeywell North 5400 Series Full Face-piece Air Purifying Respirator, Small or Medium/Large Full face-piece respirator with thermoplastic elastomer nose cup reduces slipping and fogging. Four-strap harness provide a secure, comfortable fit to a...
    HON-5400
    SKU:
    HON-5400
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Size:
    M/L
    Style:
    Full-Face
    $139.99 - $149.99
  • 3M Safety 8212 3M 8212 N95 Welding Respirator with Valve, 10/box 3M Safety 8212 3M 8212 N95 Welding Respirator with Valve, 10/box

    3M 8212 N95 Welding Respirator with Valve, 10/box

    3M Safety

    $69.99
    3M 8212 N95 Disposable Welding Respirator Ideal for welding applications! The fiber media and protective layers are flame resistant (per ASTM D2859). 95% efficiency against solid and liquid aerosols that do not contain oils. Features the patented...
    LAG-54141
    SKU:
    LAG-54141
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    NIOSH Rating:
    N95
    Valve:
    Yes
    $69.99
  • 3M Safety M-407 3M Versaflo M-407 Respiratory Helmet Assembly with Premium Visor and Flame Resistant Shroud 3M Safety M-407 3M Versaflo M-407 Respiratory Helmet Assembly with Premium Visor and Flame Resistant Shroud

    3M Versaflo M-407 Respiratory Helmet Assembly with Premium Visor and Flame Resistant Shroud

    3M Safety

    $679.99
      3M Versaflo M-Series Respiratory Helmet Assembly with Premium Visor and Flame Resistant Shroud, M-407  Respiratory, head, eye, and face protection! Lightweight, compact, and well-balanced protective headgear for use with powered and...
    3M-M407
    SKU:
    3M-M407
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    PAPR Component:
    Headgear
    $679.99
  • 3M Safety 7800S-L 3M 7800S Full Face Respirator with Speaking Diaphragm, ea 3M Safety 7800S-L 3M 7800S Full Face Respirator with Speaking Diaphragm, ea

    3M 7800S Full Face Respirator with Speaking Diaphragm, ea

    3M Safety

    $449.99
    3M 7800 Series Full-Face Reusable Respirator with Speaking Diaphragm, Black Premium Comfort Fit - Enhanced fit and durability with flexible silicone face piece that conforms to wearer's face. Six strap head suspension and double-flange faceseal...
    3M-7800S
    SKU:
    3M-7800S
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    PAPR Component:
    Headgear
    Style:
    Full-Face
    $449.99
  • 3M Safety  3M Versaflo TR-600-HIK Complete Heavy Industry PAPR Kit, ea 3M Safety  3M Versaflo TR-600-HIK Complete Heavy Industry PAPR Kit, ea

    3M Versaflo TR-600-HIK Complete Heavy Industry PAPR Kit, ea

    3M Safety

    $1,999.99
    3M Versaflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), TR-600-HIK Heavy Industry Kit  Durable ready-to-use powered air system! Versatile and complete powered air system includes everything necessary to get started and is pre-calibrated for use...
    3M-TR600-HIK
    SKU:
    3M-TR600-HIK
    Availability:
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    PAPR Component:
    PAPR System
    $1,999.99
  •  2800N95 Moldex 2800 N95 Respirator with Nuisance OV Relief & Handy Strap, 10/box  2800N95 Moldex 2800 N95 Respirator with Nuisance OV Relief & Handy Strap, 10/box

    Moldex 2800 N95 Respirator with Nuisance OV Relief & Handy Strap, 10/box

    Moldex

    $59.99
    Moldex Respirator 2800 N95 Plus Nuisance Odor Relief with Ventex Valve and HandyStrap, LAG-2800N95 Breathe easy in hot and humid conditions with Dura-Mesh hard shell You'll breathe easier and stay cooler with the Ventex exhale valve that reduces hot...
    LAG-2800N95
    SKU:
    LAG-2800N95
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    NIOSH Rating:
    N95
    Valve:
    Yes
    $59.99
  • 3M Safety 2078 3M 2078, P95 Particulate Air Filter with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Relief, 2/pack

    3M 2078, P95 Particulate Air Filter with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Relief, 2/pack

    3M Safety

    $10.99
    3M 2078 P95 Respirator Replacement Filter with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor & Acid Gas Relief Lightweight and easy-breathing protection! P95 particulate filter for certain oil and non-oil based particles. Carbon layers provide relief against...
    LM-2078
    SKU:
    LM-2078
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    NIOSH Rating:
    P95
    Filter Type:
    Combo
    $10.99
  • 3M Safety TR-300N+ ECK 3M Versaflo TR-300N+ ECK Complete Easy Clean PAPR Kit, ea 3M Safety TR-300N+ ECK 3M Versaflo TR-300N+ ECK Complete Easy Clean PAPR Kit, ea

    3M Versaflo TR-300N+ ECK Complete Easy Clean PAPR Kit, ea

    3M Safety

    $1,299.99
    3M Versaflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator, TR-300N+ ECK Easy Clean Kit  Compact ready-to-use powered air system! Versatile and complete powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) system includes everything necessary to get started. For...
    3M-TR300N+ECK
    SKU:
    3M-TR300N+ECK
    Availability:
    Stock on hand ships within 1-2 business days.
    PAPR Component:
    PAPR System
    $1,299.99
  • 3M Safety  3M Versaflo TR-300N+ HKL Complete Healthcare PAPR Kit, ea 3M Safety  3M Versaflo TR-300N+ HKL Complete Healthcare PAPR Kit, ea

    3M Versaflo TR-300N+ HKL Complete Healthcare PAPR Kit, ea

    3M Safety

    $1,199.99
    3M Versaflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator, TR-300N+ HKL Easy Clean Kit  Compact ready-to-use powered air system! Versatile and complete powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) system tailored for particulate protection in hospital,...
    3M-TR300N+HKL
    SKU:
    3M-TR300N+HKL
    Availability:
    Stock on hand ships within 1-2 business days.
    PAPR Component:
    PAPR System
    $1,199.99

Respiratory Protection

What are the different types of respirators?

Dust Masks and Respirators are considered essential protective equipment in many industries where excessive dust and air particles can seriously damage workers' lungs and respiratory system. Irregardless of your choice of protection, always choose an NIOSH approved respirator or dust mask suitable for your environmental hazard. Respirators and face masks both play the same role of protecting the wearer from liquid and airborne particles from contaminating their face. A surgical mask is not a suitable replacement for a respirator. 

With the onset of COVID-19, there were widespread shortages of N95 masks. Medical professionals who manage respiratory issues in healthcare institutions use respirators to protect themselves from infectious illnesses. Whereas manufacturers, contractors, and cleanrooms use respiratory protection in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Protecting your health is the aim of the guidelines. Ensure your application has the proper degree of protection by choosing the right respirator. 

Respiratory protection must be suited to the environment that relates to its use. That simple dust mask used to woodworking will not provide protection against paint fumes. And, when painting with oil it is important to ensure your filter is rated P, so as to be resistant to oil. No matter the mask or rating, the fit must be secure. Typically, an N95 is easier to wear comfortably, whereas a R99 or P99 increases breathing fatigue due to the higher degree of filtration.  

Disposable respirators

Disposable respirators are designed to protect from airborne contaminants. Wearing a Disposable Respirator is an effective and cost-effective technique to protect against harmful contaminants and pathogens that can cause serious health issues.

Dust Masks

People working in dusty areas or other non-hazardous areas usually wear dust masks as directed by their supervisors or management. Some dust masks can be washed and reused, while others have disposable filters. Again, dust masks are not PPE, they are not necessities like surgical face masks or disposable respirators. Dust Masks filter dust particles and are generally mandatory in work environments where harmful flying particles are in abundance.

Reusable respirators

Reusable respirators protect workers from their environmental hazards. Get dependable respiratory protection that is convenient at lower cost than disposables in the long run. Less Waste! Ideal for jobs that require lung protection on a constant basis. Reuse the same respirator and replace the cartridge.

Respirator Ratings

Respirators are rated by the type of contaminants and how much they filter out. Each rating has a letter (N) and number (95). The numbers refer to the percentage of one-micrometer particles removed during trials.

R95 Masks are suitable for eight hours of exposure to oil-based contamination. Whereas a P95 mask can last up to forty hours due to its stronger oil resistance. Oil based contaminants are common in fields that spray with paint and pesticides. The safety material on your hazard will inform you as to whether you need a P95, R95, or N95 mask.

N95 Masks are effective against preventing the spread of covid-19, swine flu, avian flu, and common flu viruses. a 3M 8210 N95 Mask fit over the nose and mouth without the more taxing filtration of reusable respirator masks. Regardless, the edges are designed to fit snugly to prevent air leakage.

Reusable respirators surpass the filtration abilities of disposable masks, because cartridges can filter organic vapors such as tear gas. Reusable respirators can be stored for years when left unopened. Properly cared for masks can last years as well, but should be replaced immediately once a tight seal for no loner be kept. 

Filters and cartridges are used with reusable half and full face respirators. Reusable respirators provide a more secure fit for the user. 

Ensure that filters and cartridges are changed when needed. High risk environments should take caution and change filters frequently. 

Particulate filters:

  • When breathing becomes difficult and uncomfortable
  • You start to smell any pollutants
  • The filter has been damaged in any way

Gas/Vapour filters:

  • You can smell or taste contaminants; 
  • It is past the expiry date
  • They have been out of the original packaging for 6 months or more

United States NIOSH standards define the following categories of particulate filters:

 

Oil resistance Rating Description
Not oil resistant N95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles
N99 Filters at least 99% of airborne particles
N100 Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles
Oil Resistant R95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles
R99 Filters at least 99% of airborne particles
R100 Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles
Oil Proof P95 Filters at least 95% of airborne particles
P99 Filters at least 99% of airborne particles
P100 Filters at least 99.97% of airborne particles

Example Particle Sizes

ParticleParticle Size
(microns)
Anthrax 1 - 5
Asbestos 0.7 - 90
Atmospheric Dust 0.001 - 40
Bacteria 0.3 - 60
Beach Sand 100 - 10000
Bone Dust 3 - 300
Bromine 0.1 - 0.7
Carbon Dioxide 0.00065
Copier Toner 0.5 - 15
Corn Starch 0.1 - 0.8
Fiberglass Insulation 1 - 1000
Lead 0.1 - 0.7
Metallurgical Dust 0.1 - 1000
Mold Spores 10 - 30
Oil Smoke 0.03 - 1
One inch 25400
Oxygen 0.0005
Pesticides & Herbicides 0.001
Radioactive Fallout 0.1 - 10
Red Blood Cells 5 - 10
Saw Dust 30 - 600
Smoke from Natural Materials 0.01 - 0.1
Smoke from Synthetic Materials 1 - 50
Spores 3 - 40
Sugars 0.0008 - 0.005
Tobacco Smoke 0.01 - 4
Typical Atmospheric Dust 0.001 to 30

Citation:

Engineering ToolBox, (2005). Particle Sizes. [online] Available at: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/particle-sizes-d_934.html [10 May 2021]

Where to buy respiratory protection?

To help you overcome occupational hazards, Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies offers a range of Full Face, Half Face, Reusable Respirators, and n95 masks for sale. Our product specialists can fit the respirator to your application and ensure your safety. Check out our comprehensive range of Disposable and Reusable Respirators and Dust Masks: Anyone who is exposed to harmful dust, fumes, gases, vapors, or infectious diseases must wear safety equipment to mitigate the damage these elements can inflict. We have made things easier for you by providing high-quality safety equipment for a number of occupational applications. Whether you are a painter or refinisher, make sure you are using respirator mask to stay protected against hazardous materials. 

Place your order now at (800) 899-1255 and get superior quality masks at your doorstep.