N95 Particulate Respirator Mask

Preparedness Tip

There is a difference between the common dust mask and an N95 mask. The N95 mask has two straps, not just one. They are labeled N95 Particulate Respirator. NIOSH Approved TC-84A-_______. The last four numbers will depend on the manufacturer and the approval from NIOSH.  You can check out those that have been approved on-line at the NIOSH site, click here to read more…

If all other protocols are followed, a procedure mask may also work.  Some get too hung up on the mask when distance, not touching your face with unwashed hands, proper hand washing, and staying home when sick are just as important.

Eric J. Harmston, Sr., CSP

BYU Idaho Safety Office

Questions &Answers Novel H1N1 Influenza Vaccine, click here…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here

CDC: Interim Recommendations for Facemask and Respirator Use to Reduce Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Transmission

 

 

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