20 per box N95 disposable respirator. The Dura-Mesh® shell, exclusive to Moldex®, protects the filter media so it stays cleaner-looking longer. The shell resists collapsing, even in heat and humidity so the respirator holds its shape longer. The result is fewer respirators used and lower costs.
MOLDEX SOLUTIONS FOR NEW SILICA STANDARDS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to help curb various silica-related diseases including silicosis in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries, and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Key Provisions Of New Standards With Regard To Respiratory Protection: • Reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. • Requires employers to provide respirators when engineering controls cannot adequately limit exposure M