P100 Respirator. This is rated for professional use- but it's up to the user to follow and understand all manufacturers recommendations.
The 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500 Series helps provide workers with respiratory protection in harsh, dirty work environments against airborne contaminants when used with approved 3M cartridges and filters. This facepiece combines comfort, durability, and stability with a firm, lightly textured silicone faceseal and strong body construction. The proprietary quick latch design offers an easy, one-hand touch drop-down mechanism for putting the facepiece on and taking it off while moving in and out of contaminated areas. The quick latch also eliminates the need to remove a hardhat or faceshield when lowering or raising the respirator. When properly fitted and used with approved 3M cartridges and filters, this respirator helps provide respiratory protection in workplaces at concentrations up to 10 times the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). While being the lightest silicone 3M half facepiece, it is still rugged enough to withstand long hours and extreme conditions. The resilient silicone faceseal offers an extended facepiece life, even keeping its shape in high-heat environments.
Innovative design features include a valve cover that helps to direct exhaled breath and moisture downward and 3M’s proprietary Cool Flow Valve that helps to make breathing easier. Made to fit securely and comfortably on the head, the facepiece comes with an adjustable head harness assembly featuring long-lasting polyester/spandex straps that stretch and conform to the individual who wears the respirator. This facepiece is compatible with all 3M bayonet-style filters and cartridges to help provide respiratory protection against a variety of gases, vapors, and particulate hazards (i.e., dust, paint aerosols, etc.) according to NIOSH approvals. This filter compatibility helps to make the respirator highly versatile for many workplace environments and a variety of jobs where respiratory protection is required.
Warning: Respirators help protect against certain airborne contaminants. Before use, the wearer must read and understand the User Instructions provided as a part of the product packaging. Follow all local regulations. In the U.S., a written respiratory protection program must be implemented meeting all the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 including training, fit testing and medical evaluation. In Canada, CSA standards Z94.4 requirements must be met and/or requirements of the applicable jurisdiction, as appropriate. Misuse may result in sickness or death. For correct use, consult supervisor and User Instructions, or call 3M Personal Safety Division (PSD) Technical Service in the U.S.A. at 1-800-243-4630. In Canada, call 1-800-267-4414.
From the manufacturer
Wear It Right (always read and follow user instructions)
Place the respirator over the mouth and nose, with bottom straps unfastened. Place the top strap over your head, placing the head cradle on the crown of your head.
Grasp the straps, place them at the back of the neck and hook them together.
Adjust strap tension by pulling ends until a secure fit is obtained. Balance strap tension by adjusting the top and bottom strap buckles. Do not overtighten.
Check the Seal of Your 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator Each Time You Don the Respirator
Positive Pressure User Seal Check
Cover the opening in the exhalation valve cover with your hand. Be careful not to disturb the position of the respirator. Exhale gently. If the facepiece bulges slightly and no air leaks are detected between your face and the facepiece, a proper seal has been obtained.*
*If faceseal air leakage is detected, reposition the respirator on your face and/or readjust tension of the straps to eliminate the leakage. If you cannot achieve a proper seal, do not enter contaminated area. See your supervisor.
Negative Pressure User Seal Check
Using hands, press or squeeze filter covers toward facepiece to restrict airflow. Be careful not to disturb the position of the respirator. Inhale gently. If you feel the facepiece collapse slightly and pull closer to your face with no leaks between your face and the facepiece, a proper seal has been obtained.*
Using 3M Cartridges
Place the palms of your hands over the cartridges and inhale gently. The facepiece should collapse slightly. If air leaks between the face and the faceseal of the respirator, reposition it and adjust the straps for a tighter seal. If you cannot achieve a proper seal, do not enter the contaminated area. See your supervisor.*
Using 3M Particulate Filters
Place your thumbs onto the center portion of the filters, restricting airflow into the respirator tube of the filters. Be careful not to disturb the position of the respirator. Inhale gently. If you feel the facepiece collapse slightly and pull closer to your face with no leaks between your face and the facepiece, a proper seal has been obtained.*