Substances hazardous to health in the air can be in dust, mist, fume, vapour or gas form. Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) reduces worker exposure to airborne substances. There are health and safety obligations for RPE for both PCBUs and workers
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects people from breathing in substances hazardous to health. This guidance is for workers who use RPE at work.