P1 OR P2 PROTECTION?

P1 is the rating given to a respirator which meets AS/ NZS1716:2003 for filtering mechanically generated particles, e.g., particles formed by crushing, grinding, drilling, sanding and cutting.


P2 is the rating given to a respirator that meets AS/NZS1716:2003 for filtering mechanically and thermally generated particles, e.g., those from welding fume. Respirators with a P2 rating are also recommended for use in certain applications against some bioaerosols such as H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza.


If you're not sure, just ask your local SafetyQuip safety professional!

 

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

 In 1969, 3M invented the disposable respirator.

3M

3M has been a pioneer in providing respiratory protection in the disposable respirator category. They have an extensive line of disposable respirators that offer a full range of comfort, convenience and value.

All 3M respirators meet the performance requirements of the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1716:2003 'Respiratory protective devices.'