When it comes to installing fiberglass insulation, it's essential that all workers cover their body from head to toe. This is especially true for those who are blowing the insulation, as they should be wearing a dust respirator with a filtering mask approved by the NIOSH (N95 or higher). It is absolutely necessary that no one remains in the attic during application or immediately after application without wearing a dust respirator with an NIOSH approved filter (N95 or higher).It is important to note that the N95 or higher filter is necessary for protection against airborne particles. This is because fiberglass insulation can release tiny particles into the air, which can be hazardous if inhaled.
Therefore, it is essential that anyone working with fiberglass insulation wears a dust respirator with an N95 or higher filter. In addition to wearing a dust respirator with an N95 or higher filter, it is also important to wear protective clothing when working with fiberglass insulation. This includes long-sleeved shirts and pants, as well as gloves and safety glasses. It is also important to wear a hat or hood to protect your head and face from any particles that may be released. Finally, it is important to take regular breaks when working with fiberglass insulation. This will help ensure that you don't become too tired and make mistakes that could lead to injury.
Taking regular breaks will also help reduce the risk of inhaling any particles that may be released.