Why Respiratory Protection is Important

Health hazards in the workplace are a major concern for both employers and employees. It is important, though, to remember that hazardous materials only present a health hazard when they come into contact with your body. Hazardous materials can enter your body in three ways:

1. Ingestion
2. Skin Absorption
3. Inhalation

Because many substances which are health hazards can become airborne, knowing how to protect yourself is very important.