PPE

Camlab is proud to present a collection of informative blogs on the topic of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and workwear. As a leading supplier of laboratory supplies, we understand the paramount importance of proper PPE in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all employees. Our blogs cover a range of topics, from the latest innovations in PPE to practical tips for selecting and maintaining workwear. Stay informed and keep your workplace safe with Camlab's expert insights on PPE and workwear.

AQL Glove Ratings
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AQL Glove Ratings: why "smaller" can be better

Camlab Blue Nitrile Powder Free Gloves When it comes to PPE, how certain are you that yours or your colleagues hands are protected against chemical, biological or other hazards? How do you know which gloves are likely to provide more protection than others? When it comes to selecting gloves, a simple place to start would be to look at the AQL (acceptable quality standard) rating.

RockFall footwear: sustainability and vegan options
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RockFall footwear: sustainability and vegan options

Rock Fall are an independent, family owned safety footwear business. A popular source for safety work boots, here we will explain what Rock Fall have focused on to improve sustainability when it comes to their safety footwear range. Sustainability There are many ways that Rock Fall have been promoting the sustainability of their footwear. For example, up to 12 recycled plastic bottles ca...
Haika Clear Panel Face Masks
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Haika Clear Panel Face Masks

Over the last 18 months we have regularly been requested to supply a good quality and UKCA compliant transparent face masks in both standard and FFP rated formats and we are now pleased to launch the new UK manufactured Haika clear panel face mask range that includes both FFP2 and FFP3. What is FFP and the different levels? Filtering face piece (FFP) is a filter placed in masks to reduce...
Which nitrile glove do I need?
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Which nitrile glove do I need? A guide to Shield gloves

The range of Shield gloves is available in three different colours - adopting a traffic light system for straightforward selection of the glove type most appropriate for your task.  Each glove type is designed for a different type of hazard that would be present in your lab - general risks, biological risks and chemical risks. This traffic light system makes it easy for you to select the most a...
Valved and unvalved respirator masks
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Whats the difference between valved and unvalved respirator masks?

Disposable respirator masks offer protection to the wearer against respiratory hazards such as dusts and mists. The filtering face piece (FFP) respirator mask can come in a number of different protection levels – FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 which should be carefully considered when selecting the most appropriate mask for your workplace. Read more here on what the different levels mean. These types of m...
3M Versaflo powered respirator series T-300
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Care and maintenance of the 3M Versaflo powered respirator series T-300

The 3M Versaflo TR-300 series of powered air respirators have to be maintained to retain their full protection levels. It is important to carry out regular checks and maintenance on any powered and supplied air respirator and to use genuine parts and accessories available from Camlab. This 3M video is a useful resource and steps you through the assembly and maintenance of the system. A handy...
FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 disposable mask
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What is the difference between an FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 disposable mask?

A filtering face piece (FFP) respirator mask is a type of respiratory protective equipment (RPE). RPE is designed to protect the wearer from respiratory hazards including dusts, mists and fumes. FFP masks are disposable and therefore should be disposed of at the end of your shift or even sooner if they become heavily soiled. [caption id="attachment_16689" align="aligncenter" width="300"] FFP...
Safe disposal of PPE
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Safe disposal of PPE and potentially contaminated waste from Covid-19 exposure

There are guidelines regarding the safe disposal of PPE like gloves, cleaning cloths, masks and wipes. The best resource for general guidelines is on the government website but as a rule the following guidelines should be followed: Any PPE that has not been in contact with an infection source can be disposed of in general waste. Waste from a possible source of contamination should be disposed...
7500 Face Mask
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What filters do I need for the 3M 7500 series half face mask?

The 7500 series half face mask is a reusable respirator mask that when combined with appropriate filters can provide respiratory protection against vapour and/or particulate hazards. As with every piece of tight fitting respiratory protective equipment, it is important that the mask is correctly worn and this includes being fitted tested. This ensures that the mask provides an adequate seal to ...
Does my mask need to be fit tested
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Do I need a fit test to wear a respirator mask?

If your company uses tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) then a fit test is a legal requirement. The fit test functions to ensure the mask correctly fits the wearer’s face. Therefore it is able to provide its stated respiratory protection. Ill-fitting masks will not have the required tight seal and are leaky and vulnerable to bypass by contaminants. Faces come in all shapes and...
Protective Glasses
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How to choose the correct lens type for your protective glasses

Understanding the tints used on a lens is one of the most critical factors in deciding which is the most appropriate for your application. Below is a list of criteria to assist in determining the best lens for the environment in which you work in. We supply an extensive selection of safety glasses including the 3M range. Lens Tint Selection Amber Lenses Filter blue and purple light P...
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