Frequently Asked Questions
An N95 mask is a disposable filtering facepiece respirator with two straps. When worn properly (with the mask making a tight seal with the user’s face), it can protect against hazardous airborne particles.
The N95 is designed to provide protection against particulate such as dust, fumes, aerosols, and smoke. It is also effective against biological particles such as pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, animal dander and allergens. It is also effective against aerosolized droplets.
Respirator fit is checked by performing a “fit test” before wearing an N95 and annually thereafter. Our “fit test” is performed with a TSI Portocount plus quantitative calibrated testing machine. The “fit test” is specific to the make, model, and size of N95 respirator.