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FFP3 Surgical Mask – 10 Pack
Your Guide to Face Mask Ratings
Face Masks protect workers against airborne particles such as dusts, aerosols and powders. They are important for a range of Medical, Construction, Agricultural, and Pharmaceutical work. Different masks provide different levels of protection, so it’s important to find the right level of protection for you. EN 149 designates three face mask ratings; FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3.
FFP1 Face Masks
FFP1 Face Masks protect against low levels of dust, as well as solid and liquid aerosols. It protects against materials in concentrations up to 4x occupational exposure limit (OEL) or 4x assigned protection factor (APF).
FFP2 Face Masks
FFP2 Face Masks protect against moderate levels of dust, as well as solid and liquid aerosols. FFP2 Face Masks have a higher level of protection than FFP1 – FFP2 face masks protect against materials in concentrations up to 12x OEL or 4x APF
FFP3 Face Masks
FFP3 Face Masks protect against higher levels of dust. They also protect against solid and liquid aerosols. FFP3 masks protect against materials in concentrations up to 50x OEL or 20x APF.
How to Use Face Mask Ratings
It is important to consider the type and level of contaminants to which workers will be exposed. Once you have properly evaluated the airborne hazards in your workplace, you can begin to choose face masks based on their FFP rating. The best face mask for your workplace will be one that meets the appropriate FFP rating, and is comfortable and convenient for your workers. Here is a quick guide to the protection levels provided by different face mask ratings: