Have you got the correct RPE?
May 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for P2 disposable respirators. This extra demand has led some unscrupulous providers to attempt to sell fake respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the Australian market. The use of compliant and effective RPE by businesses and workers is critical in managing respirable illnesses such as those associated with asbestos and crystalline silica exposure, especially during these critical times.
HIA encourages all members to check their RPE and personal protective equipment (PPE) products.
SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert which also provides avenues of recourse available, should you have been supplied with fake equipment.
If you would like more information on this topic please contact your Workplace Advisor on 1300 650 620.