Episode 84: RPE Protection Factors
In this episode Mike Clayton, 3M’s Senior Respiratory Protection Research & Application Specialist for the Personal Safety Division in the United Kingdom joins host Mark Reggers to discuss respiratory protection equipment factors. Respiratory protective equipment factors are numbers that reflect how much protection a respirator is capable of offering the wearer, for the level of air contaminants in their environment. Knowing the protection factor is essential as it aids in selecting the appropriate level of respiratory protection needed. However, there are numerous protection factors which can cause confusion when choosing a respirator for use in the workplace.