Industrial safety masks are designed to protect workers from breathing in hazardous substances, which is common in the industrial environment.
There are different types of Industrial masks available and can be used according to the need. Some masks are designed to reduce the transfer of germs and contamination; some will be useful against harmful gas and contagious droplets.
Workers are also instructed to wear masks to prevent them from coughing or sneezing onto the products.
Here are some of the standard safety masks used in various industries.
A cloth facemask or a cotton facemask is a mask made of common textiles, usually cotton, worn over the mouth and nose. Cloth masks are comfortable, washable, and reusable.
Cloth face masks can only help the wearer’s respiratory droplets from being spread. Workers can wear a cloth face mask if the employer has determined that a respirator or a disposable facemask is not required based on the workplace hazard assessment.
Disposable facemask, such as a surgical mask or medical mask can prevent the wearer from splashes, sprays, large droplets, or splatter entering into the mouth and nose
They do not protect the wearer from breathing in small particles, gases, or chemicals in the air. Disposable facemasks also help prevent the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets. Wearing them may help people who unknowingly have the airborne disease from spreading it to others.
A face shield is a transparent sheet of plastic that has an attached headband. It covers the face from the top of the head to below the chin. Face Shields protect the wearer’s entire face and eyes from bodily fluids, flying objects, chemical splashes, or potentially infectious materials. It is useful for construction workers and the people who are involved in cutting and working with metal.
An N95 mask is a particulate-filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) that meets the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) N95 classification of air filtration. It filters out at least 95% of airborne particles.
A respirator mask like N95 is must-have safety equipment in many industries like Engineering, Automobiles, Petrochemicals, Cement, Coal, and Chemical industry. Respirators protect the wearer against several harmful microorganisms, droplets, and airborne particles that can cause serious illness.
N99 masks guarantee consistent filtering of more than 99 percent of particulate pollution, including PM10, PM2.5, and even PM0.3. These masks are powerful respirators that not only clear the air of pollution via the particulate filter but also remove potentially harmful pathogens with the additional carbon filter. Adjustable nose clip that fits the face and helps to prevent pollutants from leaking into the mask.
Full Face/Half face Respirators with Twin Filters
Full face or half-face respirator is used with twin lightweight filters, fitted by a simple bayonet attachment system. The exhalation vent valve allows the efficient escape of CO2, produce from soft thermoplastic. It is very light in weight and easy to use. Different filters can be used with this facepiece like gas and vapor filters and particulate filters. Useful in the Automobile industry, gas and chemical industry, Pesticides, Plastic/PVC/Rubber industries.
Full-Facepiece Respirator with Speech Diaphragm
Speech diaphragm is designed to help provide more comfortable and audible communication while you work. Full-face respirators are easy to use and well balanced. These economical respirators come scratch and chemical resistance.
Useful in the Automobile industry, gas and chemical industry, Pesticides, Plastic/PVC/Rubber industries, paint, and industrial painting.