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Protect yourself from hazardous substances

As an employee in various sectors, such as the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, you may come into contact with hazardous substances that are harmful to your health. To protect yourself from these substances, the use of respiratory protection is very important.

In this article, you will read all about dependent breathing protection and how Wijngaarden VeiligGoed can help you with this.

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What is dependent breathing protection?

Dependent breathing protection is a type of respirator that protects you from airborne pollutants through a filter. This type of respiratory protection is also referred to as 'filtering respiratory protection' and is intended for situations where the concentration of pollutants does not exceed the limit value. An example of dependent respiratory protection is a dust mask.

When is this type of respiratory protection needed?

Dependent breathing protection is needed when you work in an environment where harmful substances are present. You can think of situations where there are:

  • Fabric, such as when sanding wood or mixing cement
  • Gases, such as when welding or working in confined spaces
  • Vapours, such as when using solvents or paints

In such situations, using dependent breathing protection is very important to protect your health.

How does dependent breathing protection work?

This type of respiratory protection works through a filter that filters harmful substances out of the air before you inhale it. A dust mask is an example of this. This type of respiratory protection depends on the concentration of harmful substances in the air. 

When this concentration exceeds the limit value, dependent respiratory protection no longer provides adequate protection. In that case, the use of independent respiratory protection is necessary.

Independent respiratory protection

So, in addition to dependent breathing protection, there is also independent breathing protection. An example of independent respiratory protection is a breathing apparatus with an airline system, where the user is independent of the ambient air.

This type of respiratory protection is mainly used in oxygen-deficient environments, or where there are hazardous gases or vapours that cannot be filtered with dependent respiratory protection.

This form of respiratory protection offers optimal protection, but is often less flexible and can be heavier to carry.

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Why use respiratory protection?

Using dependent respiratory protection is very important to protect your health. Inhaling harmful substances can lead to serious health problems, such as respiratory problems, respiratory tract irritations, and lung diseases. 

By using dependent breathing protection, you can minimise these risks and work safely.

Which dependent respirator is right for you?

The type of respiratory protection suitable for you depends on the situation you are working in and the harmful substances you are exposed to. It is important to know what harmful substances are present in your working environment so that you can choose the right respiratory protection. 

At Wijngaarden VeiligGoed we are happy to help When choosing the right respiratory protection.

Dust masks

Dust masks are the most common form of dependent breathing protection. Available in different types, these masks provide protection against dust particles, mists and aerosols. 

In addition, there are also half-face masks and full-face masks, which provide protection against gases, vapours and particles.

The wide product range of Wijngaarden VeiligGoed

At Wijngaarden VeiligGoed you will find a wide range of respiratory protection from various brands, such as 3M, Moldex and Honeywell. Our expert staff will be happy to help you choose the right respiratory protection for your specific work situation.

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How do you use dependent breathing protection?

Proper use of this type of respiratory protection is essential to protect your health. Here are some tips on the proper use of dependent respiratory protection:

  • Make sure the mask fits your face well and that there is no leakage.
  • Check regularly that the mask still fits properly and replace the mask if it is damaged or if the filter is saturated.
    Make sure the mask clean is before you use it.
  • Follow the instructions on the packaging and read the instructions for use carefully.

Get advice on respiratory protection from Wijngaarden VeiligGoed

At Wijngaarden VeiligGoed, we stand for quality and service. Our expert staff has years of experience and will gladly advise you in choosing the right respiratory protection. We also offer quick delivery and a good price-quality ratio.

We have a wide range of PPE and other safety products from various brands, including 3M, Moldex and Honeywell. You can also come to us for independent respiratory protection, hearing protection, safety shoes and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the basic principle of respiratory protection in the workplace?

Respiratory protection in the workplace involves protecting workers from airborne pollutants, such as dust, gases and vapours, through a filter.

When should you use respiratory protection?

It is essential to use respiratory protection in environments where harmful substances such as dust when sanding, gases when welding, or fumes when using solvents are present.

How to choose the right respiratory protection?

Choosing the right respiratory protection depends on the specific working conditions and the nature of the pollutants one is exposed to.

What are some examples of respiratory protection products?

Examples include dust masks for protection against dust particles, mists and aerosols, and half-face and full-face masks for protection against gases, vapours and particles.

What are important usage tips for respiratory protection?

Make sure the mask fits properly without leakage, regularly check the fit and condition of the filter, and make sure the mask is clean before use.

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