We've created the new CF2000 Series Respirators featuring the North Interchangeable Breathing Tube
Many people are unaware that when you don't have End-Of-Service-Life Indicators on your cartridges, or when you can't formulate cartridge change out schedules for workers using Air-Purifying Respirators (APRs), OSHA now requires you to use supplied air respirators.
Which is why we've created the new CF2000 Series Respirators featuring the North Interchangeable Breathing Tube. The North CF2000 can be ordered as a complete unit, including facepiece, Interchangeable Breathing Tube, adjustable airflow valve and waist belt, or as separate components. By utilizing the individual components, existing North 5500, 7600 and 7700 Series facepieces can be easily converted into a CF2000 Series Respirator without any modifications, tools or additional parts. Designed to rest comfortably out of the way, on the user's back, the CF2000 increases visibility in the work zone. And because it eliminates the need for a dedicated supplied air product, it reduces facepiece and spare parts inventories.
Whether you purchase the CF2000 as a complete package, or convert an existing North APR facepiece to supplied air duty, your workers will be able to function for long periods of time in toxic environments that are not immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH). This is important to keep in mind, because using air purifying respirators for some applications may no longer be acceptable to OSHA.
Another major advantage of the CF2000 Series is the way in which it simplifies the new OSHA requirements for fit testing of supplied air respirators. These comprehensive and stringent requirements mandate annual fit tests for users of tight fitting, positive pressure respirators, including airline and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
Under the new requirements, positive pressure respirators will be tested in the negative pressure mode (as an APR). In this process, a positive pressure respirator must be temporarily converted to an APR, or identical APR with similar seal surfaces must be used. Because the CF2000 Series utilizes North air purifying facepieces, the conversion from positive to negative pressure is an easy as removing the Interchangeable Breathing Tube and putting on the correct cartridges or filters.
The new North CF2000 series, featuring the Interchangeable Breathing Tube, is another example of our commitment to helping you meet the OSHA respirator regulation 29 CFR § 1910.134. For more information write to: North Safety Products, 2000 Plainfield Pike, Cranston, RI 02921. Call us at 1-800-430-4110 or visit visit our contact page.
North CF2000 Series Features and Benefits:
Because the CF2000 utilizes North 5500, 7600 and 7700 Series facepieces, you get all the advantages of these industry-leading products.
- Superior fit and comfort for greater protection and worker acceptance.
- Adaptable for both supplied air and air-purifying applications without modifications, tools or additional parts.
- Utilizes common components for reduced inventory and maintenance costs.
- Simplifies training and compliance with new OSHA requirement for annual fit testing of supplied air respirators.