Welders are constantly exposed to fumes, particles, and other airborne contaminants. A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) is a type of personal protective equipment that helps protect welders from these harmful exposures.
A PAPR unit uses a battery-powered fan to draw in air from the surrounding environment. The air is then purified by a filter, and the clean air is delivered to the welder’s lungs. This type of respirator offers several benefits compared to traditional respirators, including:
- Increased protection against harmful exposures
- Increased comfort and mobility
- Reduced exposure to exhaust fumes
PAPR units are available in both tight-fitting and loose-fitting styles, and they come in a variety of filter types depending on the specific needs of the welder.
Welders who are looking for increased protection against harmful exposures should consider using a PAPR unit. PAPRs are comfortable and mobile, and they offer superior protection against airborne contaminants.