PAFtec outlines the importance of fitting and fit testing Respiratory Devices in the Winter 2014 Australiasian Mining Safety Issue 21. Inhalation is the primary route of exposure to toxic and harmful substances in the workplace. Airborne contaminants common in the mining industry include: metal dusts (e.g. lead), coal dust, respirable crystalline silica and diesel particulate material (DPM).
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