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3M has recertified its disposable particulate respirators to provide continuous respiratory protection in hazardous environments.

The company advises that its products manufactured from 31 July this year will be marked to the requirements of the amended standard.

The European Standard EN149:2001+A1:2009 supersedes the previous EN149:2001 and states that all reusable devices must pass a particle-loading test and be able to withstand being cleaned and disinfected using a method provided by the manufacturer.

The new standard also specifies two new product usability classifications – single-shift only (non-reusable) and reusable – and new performance requirements.

All 3M disposable particulate respirators have been re-tested to the product-performance requirements of EN149:2001+A1:2009 and re-approved to the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment directive (89/686/EEC).

They are clearly marked with an ‘R’ for reusable and ‘NR’ for non-reusable products.

3M respirators protect in hazardous environments

3M has recertified its disposable particulate respirators to provide continuous respiratory protection in hazardous environments.

The company advises that its products manufactured from 31 July this year will be marked to the requirements of the amended standard.

The European Standard EN149:2001+A1:2009 supersedes the previous EN149:2001 and states that all reusable devices must pass a particle-loading test and be able to withstand being cleaned and disinfected using a method provided by the manufacturer.

The new standard also specifies two new product usability classifications – single-shift only (non-reusable) and reusable – and new performance requirements.

All 3M disposable particulate respirators have been re-tested to the product-performance requirements of EN149:2001+A1:2009 and re-approved to the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment directive (89/686/EEC).

They are clearly marked with an ‘R’ for reusable and ‘NR’ for non-reusable products.

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