September 15, 2009––According to NIOSH, an estimated 5 million workers wear respirators in 1.3 million U.S. workplaces to provide protection against various airborne hazards. In the wake of the recent influenza outbreak of the H1N1 virus, even greater focus has been given to proper respiratory protection across the country. Proper use of respirators is critically dependent on the fit of the respirator to the user's face, but a good fit must include comfort, or workers won’t want to wear them.
Revolutionary in design, PeakFit® from Gateway Safety is a comfort standout among NIOSH-approved N95 air-purifying respirators. Specifically engineered to combine comfort with safety, PeakFit’s superior design results in an almost custom fit and dramatically enhances user comfort. When workers are comfortable, compliance rates go up, which means potentially lower workers’ compensation expenses for employers.
PeakFit has a contoured design and ample size to help make breathing easier, thus reducing worker fatigue. The molded nose bridge fits most faces, with no need to pinch a metal nosepiece to achieve a “peak fit.” The bridge instead features an internal cushion made with soft, closed-cell foam, which ensures a snug fit. The integrated, one-piece cloth head strap with clasp is fully adjustable to fit any head size and is more durable than typical stapled versions. Latex-free, the strap is cooler and more comfortable with no risk of latex allergy reactions.
PeakFit respirators provide protection against a variety of contaminants and are available in three versions: original PeakFit (filtration against aerosols free of oils below PEL*); PeakFit OV (additional filtration against aerosols free of organic vapors below PEL*); and PeakFit AG (additional filtration against aerosols free of organic vapors and acid gases below PEL*). *PEL = Permissible Exposure Limit.
About Gateway Safety
Gateway Safety, Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning, cost-effective personal protection equipment. Product categories include eye, face, head, hearing, and respiratory protection. For more than 60 years, it’s been Gateway Safety’s mission to help employers increase safety compliance and improve the overall welfare of their employees by making safety products that workers want to wear—which, in turn, helps companies reduce the high costs associated with workplace injuries. For more information, contact: Gateway Safety, Inc., 11111 Memphis Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Phone: 800-822-5347. Fax: 216-889-1200. Web: www.GatewaySafety.com/PR. E-mail: info@GatewaySafety.com.