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Face Covers, Masks, & Face Shields TYPES OF FACE Refer to your local heath

Face Covers, Masks, & Face Shields TYPES OF FACE Refer to your local heath department for guidance on the type of respiratory protection to use. All PROTECTION masks types should be fitted properly. Disposable Mask (surgical or medical masks): • These types of masks are NOT respirators and do not protect the user from particles, gases or chemicals in the air. • Mask should be only be used for one-time use (recommended 8 hours maximum). • Primarily protects against splashes, sprays, large droplets, or splatter from entering the employee’s mouth or nose. • The mask will also prevent the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets. WORK ACTIVITY Use the type of face protection that your employer has determined appropriate for your workplace. Make sure you are aware of the proper procedures on how to wear the PPE (put-on/take-off) and properly dispose of them. www. employbridge. com ##6 6 BACKGROUND COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. Therefore, the use of face coverings should be implemented to reduce the spread of the virus. This type of PPE will prevent employees who may have the virus or do not know they have it from transmitting it to others. KEY POINTS LEADER INSTRUCTIONS Cloth Face Covers: • Cloth face coverings are only intended to help contain the wearers respiratory droplets from being spread. • Some face covers can have replaceable filters. • Masks will help those who unknowingly have the virus from spreading it to others. • Main advantage to this type of mask is that it can be washed and reused. However, a clean or new mask should be worn daily. This is background information ONLY. Be sure to customize to your operation and facilities. N 95 or NIOSH Approved Masks: • This type of mask provides the most complete protection. • These masks must be tight-fitting. • If this PPE is mandated by your employer, additional programs, testing, and training will be required. Conclude with a brief review of the main points or summary based on the discussion. Print copies of this sheet for yourself and each of the participants. Lead a discussion with your workers about materials on this sheet at a location that is appropriate to the topic. Be sure to give real life examples whenever possible. Be open to questions. Fill in your operation name, location and the date on the sheet. Have each worker sign your sheet to confirm their attendance. File your sheet in your worker training records to document the training experience. Face masks/covers can protect the employees from airborne pathogens. Always adhere to local health department recommendations with regard to use of PPE. Disposable masks are only meant for daily use. CDC recommends replacement after 8 hours of use. Some cloth face covers have replaceable paper filters which should be changed frequently. Make sure that you understand all training on the proper use of face masks or covers.