WEL Workplace Exposure Limit
Workplace Exposure Limits:
All's WEL That Ends WEL
If you work in an industry that is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) such as the manual labour, industrial or construction sectors, you will need to be aware of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health standards known as COSHH.
This means that legally, employees must limit your exposure to harmful air pollutants such as paints, solvents, silica, wood dust and the fumes from cleaning chemicals by using products like face masks and respirators to protect your lungs. These are the Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL).
The amount of exposure you are subject to varies depending on how long you are in that environment, your safety equiptment and how damaging the airborne particals are.
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For small general jobs the cup shape dust mask provides relief from irritation of non-toxic nuisance dusts. It comes with an adjustable nose clip for optimised fit that is effective against pollen, common household dust and other non-toxic particles.
The Dust Mask is non-certified and available in a 50 pack.
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This premium quality half mask from Portwest is used for more intense jobs. It has been manufactured from high quality silicone to provide an exceptional fit and comfort. The dual bayonet filter connection provides better weight balance and a wider field of vision.
Conforms to EN140.
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Ratings In Depth
The rating is gained after an average reading at different intervals over the course of the specified time. So within this time, exposure to substances can actually be higher or lower than the reading. Further details can be found here, though some of the information has been updated.
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