Making the Case for PAPRs: Increasing Protection for Healthcare

Episode 128

Making the Case for PAPRs: Increasing Protection for Healthcare

When faced with dangerous respiratory disease, our healthcare workers deserve the best—and the most comfortable—protection our industry can provide.

Do you know what a PAPR is? Healthcare Professionals have been wearing powered respirators—also referred to as a PAPRs—for decades. A PAPR filters the air you breathe and helps to protect healthcare workers from exposure to particulates and biological aerosols including viruses and bacteria.

Steven A. Johnson, MD FACS, the Director of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell says "PAPRs have been a life saver for me and something all healthcare professionals should consider."

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Stephen Bird, Global Marketing Director at Bullard to learn about a PAPR designed specially for healthcare worker use cases. It’s called SALUS HC, named after the goddess of safety and well being.

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A special thank you to Bullard.

Bullard is Family. Manufacturing powered respirators since 2002, and other PPE for over 100 years! Bullard is a globally scaled personal protective equipment manufacturer based in Kentucky, USA. Bullard is ingrained in PPE across multiple industries including Life Sciences, Emergency Responder and Industrial Health and Safety. Our vision is to advance human safety to enable long, healthy, productive lives through innovative solutions. Learn more at

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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