Respirators: Options beyond N95
Trying to secure a supply of N95 disposable respirators for front-line workers has been a challenge for some HVAC/R and plumbing contracting firms, but there is a broader spectrum of respirator options that offer that level of protection, or more.
Occupational health and safety supplier Major Safety has a great blog post that outlines several respirator ratings, including details on the nomenclature that you might run into when ordering PPE for your team.
While N95 designated respirators have typically been what contractors order, the blog posting outlines the differences between these and R95, P95, N100 and P100 disposable respirators, and the relative level of protection offered by each.
Click here to check out the post.