supplied-air respirator


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supplied-air respirator

[sə′plīd ¦er ′res·pə‚rād·ər]
(engineering)
An atmospheric-supplying device which provides the wearer with respirable air from a source outside the contaminated area; only those with manual or motor-operated blowers are approved for immediately harmful or oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
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I privately was thinking, "I guess it's easier to clean spray paint off your eyeballs and clothes, than it is to wear the right PPE and Tyvek coveralls." The spray-painter and his helper should have been using supplied-air respirators. The third Sailor would have been OK with a fitted half mask, plus eye protection, or a full-face respirator with the appropriate cartridges (pre-filter and organic vapor cartridge).
(*2) Supplied-air respirators had not been used during sandblasting.