Archive for HazMat Protection

Pocket Respiratory Protection

Pocket respirators are an essential item for survival in many situations. Epidemics, terrorist events, nuclear fallout, toxic dust, and other respiratory hazards can develop at any time.  Having immediate short term protection will be much more important than delayed access to bulks "gas masks".  This article explores your options.




As a Safety Manager for a chemical company and a Hazardous Material Technician for 30-years, I trained hazmat teams and managed some hazmat situations.  Military and industrial hazmat situations require extended exposure in "hot zones", but the civilians challenge is just to limit contamination and inhalation while getting out of the hot zone.  This article is intended for practical situations whith practical equipment.