Organic Filter Media Discovered in Powered Air Purifying Respirators Hoods
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Idaho Treatment Group, Idaho-ITG

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Respiratory Protection, Occupational Safety and Health

Powered Air Purified Respirator (PAPR) organic vapor filter media is discovered inside PAPR hoods during operating usage. The media was discharged from the North model 4001 HE combo HEPA/Organic filters into the PAPR hoods.The PAPR respirators and filters of concern were manufactured by Honeywell Corporation and sold under the North Safety Products brand name.

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