Beards pose dust danger to construction workers

Grant Prior 9 years ago
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Safety specialist JSP has launched a range of respirators designed to protect builders with beards.

The current popularity of facial hair has been causing health and safety problems on site.

Beards or stubble affect the seal of conventional respirators allowing tiny particles of hazardous dust into the mask.

But JSP’s Jetstream Switch & Go powered air system creates a positive air seal around the face and eliminates traditional face-fit testing.

Conventional negative pressure disposable and semi-disposable masks rely on a tight fit to the face to be effective which is where facial hair causes problems.

Jetstream Switch & Go is a powered air respirator which uses positive pressure to create an air cushion round the base.

This forms a barrier between the air inside and outside the mask creating a positive air seal around the face and eliminating face-fit testing.

The lightweight pure air unit is belt-mounted at the waist and supplies up to eight hours of pure air before recharging is necessary.

Matthew Judson, JSP’s Director of Respiratory Protection, said: “JSP’s Jetstream Switch & Go unit is an easy, affordable and cost-effective way of protecting the worker from toxic dust and particulates.

“The ready-to-use system comes as a full kit, including a high-capacity disposable dust filter, lightweight headtop and extremely flexible reinforced hose, so it is not necessary to buy a lot of different parts.

“Everything you need is provided in one complete pack, housed in a protective, hygienic transportable tub to ensure correct, safe and clean storage of all the components.

“Simply don the unit, switch it on and off you go.”

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