Face masks and respirators

There are a wide range of masks in the market that can provide protection from poor air quality and airborne droplets. 

When additional risks are present in the workplace, such as outbreaks of COVID-19, having masks available is a proactive step employers can take.

What is the difference in masks?

The most common masks available are the respirator masks (P2/N95/KN95) and surgical masks. Depending on your situation, you may require a mask to perform a number of different functions.

Requirements P2/N95/KN95 Masks Surgical Masks
Filtration efficiency 95% None
Fit around face Snug Loose
Protects wearer from airborne droplets? Yes No
Protects others from wearer's airborne droplets? Yes Yes
Surgical Masks
Product Code: 357208 Single use disposable Latex free Pleated with ear loops ARTG: 316394 EN149:2001 + A1:2009 Three layers (3ply) with a middle filtration layer of non woven cloth to protect others from airborne contaminants.
Respirator Mask - KN95 Masks
Product code: 357219 >95% filtering effect Adjustable for a snug fit Four layers of fabric to filter fine particles (PM 2.5) ARTG: 333973 EN149:2001 + A1:2009 These KN95 masks are designed to be place over the nose and mouth to minimise the transmission of airborne organisms.

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When to use and not use masks?

  • When social distancing cannot be observed and staff will be in close contact with each other, customers, or patients. Such as healthcare workers, allied health, aged care, etc.
  • If the workplace has a suspected case of COVID-19 present.
  • For those who may be unwell but are confirmed as negative when tested for COVID-19, so they do not spread cold or flu which may cause concern during a time of pandemic.
  • When conducting CPR, as particles may be emitted during compressions

When not to use masks

  • Customer service staff and public officials do not need to wear a mask as there is less chance they will come into close contact with suspect or confirmed cases.
  • If the wearer continually touches the mask while wearing it.
  • If the wearer doesn’t combine wearing a mask with hand hygiene. Masks on their own will not control the COVID-19 virus.

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