HALYARD Masks Do you comply with the Mask Standard?
- Masks are now rated into three levels of protection: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
- Masks are required to meet minimum fluid resistance: 80, 120 and 160mm Hg.
- The standard suggests mask protection levels for procedures and departments (refer Applications in the Standard above).
- PPE is no longer required to meet the standard. This is now under the separate Respirator Standard (AS/NZS1715).
- All testing required to meet the standard is aligned with equivalent test methods used in American Standards (ASTM F2100-11) and European Norms (EN14683).
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FAQs - Halyard Masks
What is the new Standard for single-use face masks?
AS 4381:2015 is the new standard for single-use face masks, revised in December 2015. The Respiratory Standard (AS/NSZ 1715 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment) is separate and remains unchanged.
What are the 3 metrics single-use masks are measured on?
Bacterial Filtration (BFS), Fluid Resistance and Breathability.
What is the SO SOFT* lining in FLUIDSHIELD* masks?
FLUIDSHIELD* masks not only provide superior cover, with four layers of barrier protection, they also feature an inner SO SOFT* lining to deliver the critical balance between protection and wearer comfort.
Am I able to identify the level of the mask from the packaging?
Yes, the level of protection is clearly labelled on the mask nose piece and on the box, so you and your staff easily identify the right mask for each task.
What is a respirator?
A respirator is a personal protective device that is worn on the face or head and covers at least the nose and mouth.
Respirators, including those intended for use in healthcare settings, are certified by the CDC/NIOSH and should be fit tested prior to use.
How does an N95 respirator work?
An N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) is a type of respirator which removes particles from the air that are breathed through it.
These respirators filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles, including bacteria and viruses.
Can you reuse a HALYARD* N95 respirator?
No. HALYARD* N95 respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and should be removed and discarded after exiting the patient’s room or care area and closing the door.
We are aware that the CDC has published a guidance document that recommends practices for extended use and limited reuse of NIOSH-certified N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”).
The recommendations are intended for use by professionals who manage respiratory protection programs in healthcare institutions to protect health care workers from job-related risks of exposure to infectious respiratory illnesses.
Can you clean a HALYARD* N95 Respirator?
No. HALYARD* N95 Respirators are labelled as single use. The respirators are designed to be disposable and not to be reprocessed (cleaned, disinfected/sterilized).
Do HALYARD* N95 respirators contain cellulose?
No, HALYARD* N95 respirators do not contain cellulose. If your question is related to re-use or cleaning of N95 respirators, our N95s are not designed to be re-used or cleaned.
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