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August 3, 2008

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Respiratory protection- Lightweight twin-filter face masks

Draeger says its X-plore 3000 Series of twin filter half-masks is ideal for use in any environment where airborne dusts and metal particles might be found.

The Draeger X-plore 3300 limited-life version is designed for one-off applications, while the X-plore 3500 is designed for longer-term wear.

Available in three sizes and easily adjusted to ensure an optimum fit for different face shapes, the range also features an X-guided strap system to ensure weight distribution. In addition, the 3500 incorporates a “drop down” design to allow easy removal without, for example, having to remove a safety helmet.

Specifically designed to suit any head shape, a new FlexiFit head cradle eliminates hair entanglement as well as pressure points, and is almost unnoticeable beneath a safety helmet. Draeger says the low profile, “swept back” design ensures an optimal field of vision when worn with protective visors, and a flexible nose section affords a secure seal whilst offering excellent compatibility with safety glasses and goggles.

Email Paul Harvey at Draeger here.

For more information about the Draeger range of air purifying respirators, visit the Draeger website here.

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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