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IRIC safety alert

Safety Information Message – SIM2205

Published on 26 April 2022

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SIM2205 - HSE Safety Bulletin EPD1-2022: Ear loop respirators/masks do not provide protection as tight fitting RPE



HSE has published Safety Bulletin (EPD1-2022) on respirators/masks which rely on ear loops including those provided with clips, ‘snuggers’ or other means of tightening the fit of the mask to hold the respirator/mask in place. Action is required to ensure that Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) provision is adequate, suitable for the user and the activity to be undertaken.

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