Respirators filter toxins from the air or supply fresh air from a tank or hose. The pictures below are all different type of respirators.
A respirator must be used if specified by the pesticide product labeling. Before the handler performs any handler activities where a respirator is required to be worn, the handler employer must ensure the following:
|NIOSH Approval #TC-13F Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Air supplied from a pressurized tank to a full-face mask.||NIOSH Approval #TC-19C Supplied Air Respirator (SAR) Air supplied through an air hose from a source such as an air compressor.|
|NIOSH Approval #TC-14G Air Purifying full-face respirator with a canister specified for a type of chemical contaminant such as organic vapors (OV) (gas mask).||NIOSH Approval #TC-84A Air Purifying full-face respirator with combination OV cartridge and N-type particulate filter.|
|NIOSH Approval #TC-23C Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with OV and combination HE filters.||NIOSH Approval #TC-21C Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with particulate HE filter.|
|NIOSH Approval #TC-84A Air purifying half-face (elastomeric) respirator with combination OV cartridge and N-type particulate filters.||NIOSH Approval #TC-84A Air purifying half-face (elastomeric) respirator with P-100 (magenta) particulate filters.|
|NIOSH Approval #TC-84A Filtering face-piece respirator (May be an N-, R-, or P-type particulate filter.) This is also known as a 'disposable' respirator because none of its parts are replaceable.|
*Upper right image courtesy of Honeywell Industrial Safety