Warning: Selection of the most appropriate Respiratory/Personal Protective Equipment (RPE/PPE) will depend on the particular situation and should be made only by a competent person knowledgeable of the actual working conditions and the limitations of RPE/PPE.
Details regarding performance and limitations are set out on the respirator packaging and user instructions. Before using any respirator, the wearer must read and understand the user instructions for the product. Misuse can result in sickness or death. For more information, see your Supervisor or contact an Occupational Hygienist or local Safety professional.
UNDERSTANDING THE CODES
The N95 is the USA equivalent of the European P2 and P3 masks with the P3 offering the higher protection.
The N95/KN95 respirators have a Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of >95% @ 0.3 micron.
These respirators are intended for use in infection control practices.
- KN95 (China GB2626-2006)
- N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
- FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
- P2 (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
- Korea 1st class (Korea KMOEL – 2017-64)
- DS (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)
CLASS FILTER PENETRATION LIMIT (at 95L/min air flow)
- FFP#3 Filters at least 99% of particles <2% inward leakage
- FFP#2 Filters at least 94% of particles <8% inward leakage
- FFP#1 Filters at least 80% of particles <22% inward leakage