Respirators in High Hazard Environments: Worker Protection from H2S Photo courtesy of Draeger

Respirators in High Hazard Environments: Worker Protection from H2S

In high hazard environments, the choice of respirator and its proper use are crucial to protect the lives of workers.

In high-risk industries such as oil and natural gas, chemical and pulp and paper, it is crucial that each worker be equipped with the appropriate respirator and working knowledge of the recommended and mandated safety protocols to maximize protection against life-threatening gases, like hydrogen sulfide (H2S). In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between 2003 and 2012, 64 injuries occurred as a result of H2S, making it one of the leading caus

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