Respiratory Protection (Respiratory Equipment)

Respiratory Protection (Respiratory Equipment)

Respiratory protection (Respiratory Equipment) is personal protective equipment intended to protect the wearer against inhalation hazards. Inhalation hazards may be contaminants in the air, lack of oxygen (less than 17% oxygen in air), or both simultaneously.

Respiratory protection is found in many different types and divided into

  • Air purifying respiratory protection
  • Supplied air respiratory protection