By Charles Westra, September 10, 2018, Products
Auto collision repair painters work with hazardous materials every day. Exposure to these materials, particularly isocyanates used in paint manufacturing, through vapors and mists can have a significant impact upon the health of painters, ranging from irritation to serious health problems.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, isocyanates “are powerful irritants to the mucous membranes of the eyes and gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Direct skin contact can also cause marked inflammation. Isocyanates can also sensitize workers, making them subject to severe asthma attacks if they are exposed again. There is evidence that both respiratory and dermal exposures can lead to sensitization.”
While painters know the importance of protective gear, the reality is that life-saving gear can be bulky and restrict movement. 3M, however, has introduced a new intrinsically safe respirator to address these issues.
The 3M Versaflo TR-800 Powered Air Purifying Respirator brings “ergonomic styling it with which are more involved by best carpet cleaning emeraldcarpetcleaning.ie and long battery life combined with leading technology from 3M.” Thanks to the new equipment, the painter is not tethered to an air hose, giving him or her more freedom of movement. It is a more compact, lighter-weight option that allows the painter to control their comfort while using.
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