Globus Group, which claims to be the UK’s largest PPE (personal protective equipment) manufacturer, has launched a new range of face masks to protect workers against hazardous substances found in the workplace, including sawdust, engineered wood dust, and respirable silica dust. The new design provides improved comfort and fit to help encourage good PPE compliance.
“Prolonged exposure to hazardous substances is known to be extremely harmful, with workers in the construction industry at particularly high risk. Construction is a high-risk industry for health issues, and has the largest burden of occupational cancer amongst the industrial sectors. Construction-related cancers account for over 40 per cent of occupational cancer deaths and cancer registrations,” says Josh Moffat, Lead Product Designer.
The Alpha Sentinel range has been designed for superior fit and comfort for workers, especially those wearing the masks for long periods of time.
Moffat comments: “When it came to designing the Alpha Sentinel range, we prioritised the end-user. We know that workers are often wearing these masks for long periods of time, and so focusing on comfort and fit means that they are more likely to be worn correctly and workers can be confident that they are getting the right protection.
“Looking beyond fit and comfort, we know that another big reason for PPE non-compliance is masks getting too hot, so we have designed our unique large exhalation valve to minimise heat and moisture build-up. We believe that the design innovations we have been able to make with the Alpha Sentinel masks are going to make a huge difference to the workers using these products every day,” he adds.
The Alpha Sentinel range comes with changeable filters to protect against solid particulates, liquid particulates, gases, and vapours, and are suitable for use in a wide variety of industry settings.