We were demonstrated to, in a workplace safety meeting, the use of the
better quality paper particulate filters. Ones with the heavy duty double
elastics and proper nose pinch metal with various gaskets out the
Nobody could make them work, period! They leak like crazy around the edges.
It was quite amusing to see the wearer, approached with the smouldering test
stick, and watch the response as the wearer jumped back gagging and coughing
as soon as the tester even got close.
The only ones that were effective were two types with the double filters on
the sides. People with moustaches had a hard time getting a seal, at any
rate. Some had claustrophobia attacks when wearing them...LOL
What eye safety do you use?
What lung safety do you use?
I think it is really a bigger question. I hate to admit it but I have
just never fully solved this issue. I always wear hearing protection,
usually ear muffs. I mostly ware lung protection but for years I have
just used crappy cloth dusk masks from HF or HD. I always fog up my
eye protection so it is always the first to go. Unless I have my face
in router spew, I usually just have lung and eye protection.
I probably need an actual respirator that seals better and won't fog
my safety specs. Just looking for your input.