Tag Archives: N95 masks

In order to protect yourself from the wildfire smoke in California, you are required to wear a N95 mask.

When the Wirefire started raging in Northern California, I realized I had to take action to protect myself and my family from the smoke that was being produced by the wildfire. Because the smoke contained particulate matter (PM), which is known to irritate the respiratory system, I made the decision to buy an N95 mask […]

Protecting Yourself with an NIOSH N95 Face Mask Is the Best Option.

What Is a N95 Mask Approved by Niosh? Richard Lemen, MD, MPH, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 helped establish the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 1970. It is the goal of NIOSH to perform research to reduce the number of work-related diseases, injuries, and deaths while also […]

Why Should Every Manicurist Wear an NIOSH-Approved N95 Mask?

Manicurists are required by OSHA to wear the following types of NIOSH approved n95 masks: “Only NIOSH N95 mask filtering facepiece respirators should be used by manicurists.”One type is “N95s.” • Protect you from dust, viruses, and bacteria with this sort of respirator.This type of respirator will not: • keep you safe from vapors or […]

When it comes to N95 and KN95 face masks, what is the difference?

What’s the difference between N95 and KN95 respirators? What makes these two respirators different? Benefits of wearing a KN95 or a N95 mask What is the difference between N95 and KN95 facemasks? This is a typical question, so keep reading to learn more… These two styles of masks are among the most widely used. What, […]

Should workers in nursing homes be required to continue wearing N95 masks?

In accordance with the regulations set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), healthcare workers in nursing homes who do not have their COVID-19 vaccinations brought up to date are required to wear a N95 mask that has been approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) during periods of […]

Long-term Care Indoor Visitation at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

The main concepts of COVID-19 infection prevention outlined below are congruent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and should be followed at all times. Wear face masks and other necessary personal protective equipment. If the county COVID-19 community level of transmission in the nursing home is significant to high, all residents and […]