New European Standards for respirators used to protect against hazardous substances mean employers need to be aware of new markings on the new equipment, explains the British Safety Industry Federation.

HSE estimates that around 12,000 people die every year as a consequence of past exposure to respiratory hazards at work and a large proportion of them suffer not as a result of wearing RPE, but because the RPE they did use was either wrongly specified or was used incorrectly.

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