Protective Masks For Health Safety

One of the most important tools to prevent and spread an influenza pandemic is the use of protective masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) have guidelines for different types of masks.

Face masks are disposable masks that cover the nose and mouth and are commonly used to prevent the spread of infection during surgical, dental, and medical procedures. These high quality medical PPE face masks are also used separately. 

This face mask prevents its spread to and from the person wearing the mask by preventing droplets from spreading from the person wearing it. They also prevent any sprays or sprays from reaching the mouths and noses of people wearing face masks.

They are not intended to prevent very small particles from breathing. Face masks should be used once and then thrown away. The Labor Department suggests air-purifying breathing apparatus for workers as a program who are directly involved with influenza-infected patients.  This program is comprehensive respiratory protection.

Air-purifying breathing apparatus such as the PPE mask are considered part of the recommendations. This mask has the advantages of a typical cloth or surgical mask. They are more than 95% effective at filtering 3 µm particles.