The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Face Masks

We are continuous urging staff at compost sites to wear appropriate respiratory protection to prevent the inhalation of bio-aerosols.  Face masks can only provide optimum protection if they are properly fitted. This report from the HSE outlines the adverse effects of beard stubble on the fitting and sealing of face masks.

Female staff should note that cosmetics can also adversely affect the fitting and sealing of face masks.  

Click HERE to read the full report.

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