The RespoKare N95 masks were developed to be at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation in personal protective equipment (PPE). Each of these bacteria-fighting masks have four secure layers capable of blocking 95% of small (.3 micron) particles, but inactivates up to 99.9% within minutes. This way, transmission of one (or more than one) human pathogen(s) by antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral activity is markedly decreased keeping you vitally protected. Furthermore, rigorous validation testing has been performed on our antiviral masks to ensure they comply with GLP regulation and can therefore block a wide range of pathogens, bacteria and fungi so you can feel safe and secure when you venture out.
PRIOR TO USE: Check condition of mask. If visibly damaged, discard respirator.
- Using both hands, open respirator by bending the metal nosepiece outwards on both sides. Be careful not to over-expand.
- Hold the respirator by both straps with one hand, like a basket, with the metal nosepiece facing away from you.
- Place chin in respirator and pull both straps over your head.
Position the bottom strap around your neck, under your ears.
Position the top strap high at the top back of your head. Straighten the straps, so that they lie flat.
- To reduce air leaks around your nose, mould the metal nosepiece to the shape of the face:
(1) Place the fingertips of both hands on either side of the nose and press down.
(2) While repeatedly pressing inwards, work the fingertips of both hands from the top of the nosepiece down both sides. Always use both hands. Repeat until seal is achieved.
- Perform a User Seal Check:
(1) Before inhaling & exhaling, cover the entire respirator with both hands.
(2) Inhale sharply. The respirator should contract.
(3) Exhale sharply. If air leaks at respirator edges, adjust nosepiece and/or straps.
- LONG HAIR: All long hair should be placed behind the ears. Any hair caught inside the mask will prevent a seal.
- PONY TAILS & HAIR BUNS: Always ensure these do not obstruct the straps or respirator efficacy. Adjust hair accordingly.
- FACIAL HAIR: Ensure that all facial hair is inside the mask. Even one day’s growth of beard can prevent a seal.
- This mask does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection.
- Replace if damaged or soiled with blood or other bodily fluids.
- Do not use if hypersensitive to copper or zinc.
- If mask becomes soiled please change to a new mask as the anti-microbial agents may not be effective.
- This mask does not contain natural rubber latex.
- For use in medical settings only.
- For adult use only.
- Cautions and Limitations
A – Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.
B – Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or health.
C – Do not exceed maximum use concentrations established by regulatory standards.
J – Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result in injury or death.
M – All approved respirators shall be selected, fitted, used, and maintained in accordance with MSHA, OSHA and other applicable regulations.
N – Never substitute, modify, add, or omit parts. Use only exact replacement parts in the configuration as specified by the manufacturer.
O – Refer to user’s instructions, and/or maintenance manuals for information on use and maintenance of these respirators.
P – NIOSH does not evaluate respirators for use as surgical masks.
S – Special or Critical User’s Instructions: Before occupation use of this respirator a written respiratory protection program must be implemented meeting all the local government requirements. In the United States employers must comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 which includes medical evaluation, training, and fit testing.
MSHA – Mine Safety and Health Administration
NIOSH – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration