• Science of Safety Podcast: Episode 2.

    August 17, 2018

    Science of Safety Podcast.

    Episode 2:
    Respiratory Protective Equipment Selection – Part 2.

    Science of Safety Podcast.

    Episode 2:
    Respiratory Protective Equipment Selection – Part 2.

    Science of Safety Podcast.

    Episode 2:
    Respiratory Protective Equipment Selection – Part 2.

    In this episode host Mark Reggers and guest Terry Gorman, 3M’s Occupational Hygienist for the Personal Safety Division Australia/New Zealand take up where they left off and continue their big picture discussion about Respiratory Protective Equipment Selection.

    Respiratory protective solutions are available in many forms and at times can be confusing. Which solution meets your workplace challenges and suits you best…disposable, reusable or powered & supplied air option? How do you know if you even need a respirator, what type of filter is required to provide adequate levels of protection and how often do they need to be changed? Daily? Weekly? Monthly?


     
    Guest Bio:

    Terry Gorman (pictured left) is a Certified Occupational Hygienist who has been involved in
    workplace safety for nearly 30 years. He has worked for 3M Australia and New Zealand in the
    Personal Safety Division for 18 years.

    Terry is a current member of the Australian/New Zealand Standard Committees responsible
    for respiratory protection (AS/NZS 1715 & 1716) as well as the Eye/Face Protection Standards
    Committee (AS/NZS 1337 & 1338).

    He currently represents Standards Australia on the International Standards Organisation (ISO)
    Committee TC94/SC15, a team of international specialists creating a set of global respiratory
    standards that are likely to be adopted as the Australia/New Zealand Respiratory Protection
    Standards when completed in 2020.

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    In this show, part 2 of 2, Mark & Terry discuss the following:

     
    • Are there different types of gas/vapour filters or is it like particulate filters where one type captures all?
    • How do you identify the different types of filters?
    • How do gas/vapour filter capture and hold the gas?
    • When do you know you have to change a gas/vapour filter?
    • What are other factors that workplaces need to consider when selecting Respiratory Protective Equipment?

    Tune in to the podcast and ensure your respiratory equipment has you covered in terms of protection, comfort, applications and conditions.

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    Contact a 3M Safety Specialist at scienceofsafetyanz@mmm.com for more information