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From foundries to wood working, workers in many industries require protection from airborne particles and mists. Sweeping, sanding, grinding, sawing, bagging, welding — each creates a unique set of demands, especially given environmental considerations such as heat and humidity. 3M’s wide selection of filtering facepiece respirators helps you match the respirator to your work environment. 3M uses a variety of innovative technologies and features to meet your protection and comfort needs. They are all approved under NIOSH 42 CFR 84. Lightweight and comfortable, Adjustable nose clips, Variety of strap types, Variety of strap attachments (stapled, welded, adjustable buckle), some available with carbon filter material for nuisance level 4 odors, soft inner materials (e.g. nose foam, face seal), compatible with eye and hearing protection. 3M N95 Light Duty Particulate Respirator: Grinding, Sanding, Sweeping, Other dusty operations. Economical-N95. 3M N95 Particulate Respirator: Grinding, Bagging, Sanding, Sweeping, Other dusty operations. Welded strap attachment. 3M Disposable P95 Particulate Respirator: Grinding, Machining, Sanding, Sweeping, Other dusty/hot/oily operations. 3M 5000 Series Half Mask OV Respirator: Simple and convenient—minimal training required. Pre-assembled mask with cartridges that are permanently attached, no required maintenance, saving you time and money. Facepiece made from soft, lightweight thermoplastic elastomer. Low profile design provides wider field of vision and greater comfort while wearing goggles or glasses. Ideally suited for intermittent respirator use, plant shutdowns and turnarounds, dirty applications where respirators wear out or become difficult to clean in a short time. 3M 6000 Series Half Mask Respirator: The economical choice to either keep or toss. Facepiece is made from soft, lightweight thermoplastic elastomer. Available with a standard or drop-down head harness option. Drop-down model allows wearers to lower the respirator without removing hardhat or faceshield. Head harness assembly and spare parts available. 3M 7500 Series Ultimate Half Face Respirator: 3M cool flow exhalation valve. New valve design helps make breathing easier, and helps reduce heat and moisture buildup in the facepiece. New Soft Seal Design: Advanced silicone material provides a softer feel on the face. Unique adjustment design helps reduce tension and pressure points on the face for unsurpassed comfort. Dual-mode head harness: Unique head harness design adjusts easily so user has the option of wearing the respirator in either traditional or drop-down mode. Durable and heat-resistant: Made from soft, resilient silicone and heat-resistant plastics. Yoke won’t get hot to the touch like metal yokes. Can be used with a variety of cartridges and filters that help protect against both dust and/or odor. Available in three color-coded sizes for easy identification. 3M 6000 Series Full Face Respirator: Lightweight design with silicone face seal enhances comfort and improves durability. Wide field of vision helps wearers feel safe. Available in six different modes; can be used with both negative- and positive-pressure systems. 3M 7800S Full Facepiece Respirator: Available in 11 different modes—from negative pressure air purifying to SCBA. Excellent choice for standardizing your entire facility’s respiratory requirements. Light silicone facepiece enhances fit and improves durability. Extra-large inhalation and exhalation valves make breathing easier. Double-flange face seal and six adjustable straps help provide a secure fit. 3M 6006 Multi-gas - Vapor Cartridge: Low-profile design helps maintain good field of vision. 3M 2071 P95 Particulate Filter/ 3M 2096 P100 Particulate - Acid Gas Filter/ 3M 2097 P100 Particulate - Organic Vapor Filter: Lightweight and easy to breathe through. Assortment of filters available for a wide range of applications.


North Particulate Respirator: North has designed and engineered this respirator to provide exceptional comfort and worker protection. It features a soft cushioned nose seal for added comfort and a curved nose clip for improved fit. The head straps are latex free. The 7130N95 provides protection from solids and particulate aerosols free of oil, and is ideal for dusty environments such as grinding, sanding and sweeping. North Silicone Half Mask: The 7700 Series is the most comfortable and durable half mask available. Its soft non-allergenic silicone seal provides excellent protection, comfort and fit. The half mask cradle suspension system allows the facepiece to seal evenly on the face without creating pressure points. Its low profile gives workers a wide field of vision and does not interfere with protective eyewear. The low inhalation and exhalation resistance of the 7700 Series makes breathing easier to reduce worker fatigue. Silicone facepiece material conforms to facial features and doesn’t harden with age. Silicone is easy to clean, extremely durable and resists distortion ensuring a better fit, time after time. Contoured sealing flange and cradle suspension system eliminates discomfort caused by pressure points on facial nerves. Design of nose area provides excellent comfort and fit. Minimal dead air space improves worker comfort by limiting re-breathing of exhaled air. Direct cartridge to facepiece seal minimizes replacement parts and simplifies maintenance. Three overlapping sizes will comfortably fit most users. North 7700 Series Half Masks are compatible with all North cartridges, filters and accessories. North Dual Cartridge Silicone Full Facepiece: The 7600 Series Full Facepiece respirators are designed to provide eye, face and respiratory protection while ensuring optimal comfort and performance. Its dual flange silicone seal gives this facepiece superior fitting characteristics. The hard-coated polycarbonate lens provides over 200° fields of vision and protects the wearer’s eyes and face against irritating gases, vapors and flying particles. The lens also provides excellent optics, is scratch resistant and meets ANSI standards for impact and penetration resistance. The 7600 Series Full Facepiece sets the standard for full facepiece protection. North Half-Mask Carrying Bag: This durable, belt-mounted carry bag can be used with any North Half Mask Respirator. Along with your North Half Mask Respirator, there is room for safety glasses, ear plugs, respirator wipes and other small items. North Defender Cartridge with Particulate Filter: Multi-Purpose Cartridge for Organic Vapors, Chlorine, Hydrogen Chloride, Sulfur Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide (Escape) Hydrogen Fluoride, Chlorine Dioxide, Ammonia, Methylamine and Formaldehyde. Also with P100 Particulate Filter (99.97% Minimum Filter Efficiency).


MSA Advantage 3000 Respirator: The Advantage 3000 Respirator is an air purifying respirator intended for use in atmospheres which are not immediately dangerous to life or health (non-IDLH). This respirator is intended for applications which may require the user to enter or exit a hazardous area, or work within the area for a limited time. The Advantage 3000 Respirator consists of a full-facepiece mask, with Twin-Port, the use of nose cup provided with facepiece is optional. When properly fitted to the user, the Advantage 3000 full facepiece with nose cup and head harness, combined with the appropriate canister/cartridge(s), becomes a complete respiratory protective device. MSA Flexi-Filter P100 for Advantage Respirators: Low-profile NIOSH approved Flexi-Filter pads fit well under welding hoods and with other personal protective equipment. Swept-back design makes it easy to see your work, while providing great balance and weight distribution to help maintain a comfortable and secure face seal. Low breathing resistance makes it easy to work all day while multi-layer construction provides high filter durability and a spark-resistant cover keeps the filter working as hard as you do. Finger tabs offer easy installation and removal to help prevent possible filter damage, which could reduce expected protection. P100-Particulate Filter (99.97% filter efficiency level) effective against all particulate aerosols. OV-N95 Replacement Cartridges for MSA Advantage Respirator: This cartridge protects against organic vapor and is (95% filter efficiency level) effective against particulate aerosols. NIOSH-approved (to 42 CFR, Part 84) and provides lightweight, low-profile performance. Cartridges fit both 200 LS Half-Mask and 3000 Full-Facepiece Advantage Respirators. Multi-Gas/R95 Replacement Filters for MSA Advantage Masks: This cartridge is NIOSH approved (to 42CFR, Part 84) and provides lightweight, low-profile performance. This cartridge protects against organic vapor, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methylamine, formaldehyde and hydrogen fluoride. It is effective against all particulate aerosols at a (95% filter efficiency level).


Moldex EZ-ON N95 Particulate Respirator: Easy on, easy off one strap design for a quick fit. One strap with Flexwing® and head harness provides an easier and more comfortable fit than two straps. Collapse resistant in hot and humid weather also a valve provides the user with a breath easy work atmosphere where they will stay cooler. Hot, humid and dusty environments such as welding, soldering and brazing, grinding, sanding, sweeping, bagging, stone quarrying, metal machining, cement, underground mining, polishing, buffing, lime, poultry and textiles. No oils present. Moldex R95 Particulate Respirator: HandyStrap®, with buckle, allows mask to hang around neck when not in use. Ventex® valve lets the hot air out faster so workers breathe easier and stay cooler. R95 protection against both oil and non-oil based particulate aerosols. Dura-Mesh® shell resists collapsing in heat and humidity. Flame retardants added to decrease flammability of shell. Hot, humid and dusty environments such as welding, soldering and brazing, grinding, sanding, sweeping, bagging, stone quarrying, metal machining, cement, underground mining, polishing, buffing, lime, poultry and textiles. For oil and non-oil based particulates. Moldex N100 Particulate Respirator: HandyStrap® with buckle allows mask to hang around neck when not in use. Elastic cloth HandyStrap feels cool and comfortable. Ventex® valve lets the hot air out faster so workers breathe easier and stay cooler longer. Soft foam face cushion for added comfort and no pressure points. Dura-Mesh® shell resists collapsing in heat and humidity. Softspun® lining for increased comfort and durability. In environments where an OSHA substance specific standard applies (lead, cadmium, arsenic, MDA) as well as pharmaceutical manufacturing, battery manufacturing, welding, cutting and metal pouring. May be considered for Hantavirus; consult with your local health department first. No oils present. Moldex N95 Ozone/Organic Vapor Disposable Respirator: Plus relief from nuisance levels (less than OSHA permissible exposure limit) of organic vapor odors and ozone. Can be used against most welding fumes (free of oil). Added carbon layer helps relieve against nuisance ozone and organic vapors. Exhale valve lets workers breathe easy and stay cool. Dura-Mesh® shell resists collapsing in heat and humidity. Flame retardants added to decrease flammability of shell. Facepiece is naturally contoured without pressure points. Molded nose bridge with soft nose cushion increases comfort. Hot, humid and dusty environments such as welding, soldering and brazing, grinding, sanding, sweeping, bagging, stone quarrying, metal machining, cement, underground mining, polishing, buffing, lime, poultry and textiles. Welding and foundry operations, lab settings, agriculture, chemical processing, printing, food processing, paint and varnish manufacturing, waste processing and sewage treatment. No oils present.

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