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Q1. Are your products certified to any standards?

KARAM Products are certified to ISI (Bureau of Indian Standards) along with various International Standards like CE (European), ANSI (American), AS/NZS (Australia/New Zealand), CSA (Canadian), ATEX and UIAA etc.

Q2. What types of activities and sectors may require PPE?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn in any activity or industry where individuals may encounter harmful physical, chemical, ergonomic, mechanical, or biological risks: Activities: Manufacturing and Construction, Painting, Repairing, Welding, working near sharp edges, Drilling, Mining, Handling sharp objects, Glass and metal sheets, Assembly tasks, etc. Sectors: Healthcare, Construction, Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Textile etc.

Q3. When must PPE be used?

PPE must always be used when the user is exposed to injurious physical, chemical, ergonomic, mechanical or biological hazards. Also, Employees must use PPE as outlined in their workplace guidelines, which should follow government protocol.

Q4. Do I need training to use PPE?

Yes! PPE user needs to be trained on the following:

  • When PPE is necessary.
  • What PPE is necessary.
  • How to correctly put on and take off the PPE.
  • Limitations and replacement of the PPE.
  • Proper care, inspection and maintenance.
  • Lifespan and disposal.

Q5. As an employee, do I have to wear PPE?

Yes, there is a duty on employees, having regard to their training and instructions, to wear/use the correct PPE. As per Factory rule 1950, employees should:

  • Wear/Use the PPE when exposed to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. Injuries and illnesses can stem from exposure to various workplace hazards such as chemicals, radiation, physical forces, electricity, machinery, and other sources.
  • Carefully inspect, store and maintain the PPE in its original condition.
  • Participate in trainings or instructions provided on PPE.
  • Inform a supervisor of the need to replace the PPE.
  • Always wear PPE according to the signage mentioned in that working area.
  • Use the certified PPE in accordance with the relevant standard.
  • Inform the employer of any medical issues they have that might be affected by the use of the PPE provided.

Q6. Does PPE have to be tested and inspected?

According to the BS 8437:2005 and EN 365, it is mandate that the PPE should be inspected at least once in every 12 months (from the date of first use). Inspection should be conducted by Authorized Service Center or a competent person appropriately authorized by the manufacturer. However, It is recommended that the user should visually inspect the PPE before each use.

Q7. How often should PPE be replaced?

In case of any doubt arising about the condition PPE, it needs to be replaced immediately. There is no legislation or Code of Practice stating the life expectancy of any PPE. In general, it is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Q8. Who certifies PPE?

PPE can be certified by Bureau of Indian Standards and Internationally by 3rd party certification bodies such as SATRA, INTERTEK, APAVE, INSPEC, BSI etc.

Q9. How can certified eye and face protection be recognized?

Eye and face protectors with certification will invariably feature stamped or engraved certification markings on both the lenses and the frames, including the front and temples.

Q10. Is training required before eye and face protection is used?

The comprehensive training on eye and face protectors is mandatory for users.

  • Why eye and face protectors are necessary.
  • How improper fit, use, or maintenance can compromise its performance.
  • How to inspect, put on, and remove the eye/face protectors.
  • Maintenance and storage.
  • Limitations and replacement.
  • Recognition of medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent effective use.
  • General requirements of OSHA's eye and face protection standard.

Q11. How can I keep my glasses from fogging while wearing a mask?

If your glasses fog up when wearing a mask, it could indicate an improper fit. Consider using a mask with an adjustable nose clip. After putting on your mask, adjust the nose clip to ensure a snug fit across the bridge of your nose. This will help prevent warm breath from causing fogging on your lenses.

Q12. Are your products certified to any standards?

KARAM Products are certified to ISI (Bureau of Indian Standards) along with various International Standards like CE (European), ANSI (American), AS/NZS (Australia/New Zealand), CSA (Canadian), ATEX and UIAA etc.

Q1.Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask?

No. Health officials do not recommend Face Shields as a substitute for masks. A right N95/FFP 2 /surgical mask is required to provide the optimum level of protection against covid-19. However, those who want extra protection may want to wear a face shield in addition to a mask.

Q2.How to care and store face shields?

Gently clean both the interior and exterior of the face shield with a clean cloth soaked in a mild detergent solution, disinfectant wipe, or hospital-grade disinfectant, all while wearing gloves. Fully dry (air dry) or use a clean absorbent towel to wipe the residue. Remove gloves and perform hand hygiene. Face Shields must be stored in a clean dry area away from sunlight, not subjected to extremes of heat, cold or humidity. It is recommended that only standard packaging provided by manufacturer should be used for Storage of Face Shields.

Q1.Is it safe to buy safety shoes online?

Yes, you can buy authentic safety shoes from online company websites like karam.

Q2.Does safety shoes need any marking as ISI?

Yes. A certified Safety Shoes will always have certification marking on it.

Q3.How long do safety shoes last?

Different Safety Shoes have different shelf lives.

Q4.Do you have safety shoes designed especially for working with oil and acids?

Yes, we have many models of Safety Shoes especially designed for working with oil and acids.

Q5.Why do I need a steel toecap?

Steel toe cap is designed to protect your foot from unanticipated injuries.

Q7.How do I determine the proper shoe for my needs?

The Safety Shoes you choose will depend on the area of application and level of protection you need while taking into account comfort and aesthetics as well. Also, remember to buy a certified safety shoe only.

Q8.How do I get a proper fit when purchasing shoes?

Sizes are mentioned under the sole. Refer it for better fit.

Q9.What are the different type of toes in a safety shoe?

There are two kinds of toes in Safety Shoes- Steel and Composite toe.

Q10.What are the various certification determined for safety shoes?

Safety shoes can be certified from ISI (Bureau of Indian Standards) and CE (European) standards.

Q11.What are the different composition of a shoe sole?

Composition of a shoe sole-PU, PU/PU, PU/Nitrile, PU/TPU, EVA/Rubber, Nitrile.

Q12.What is Poly-Urethane?

Polyurethane is a chemical in liquid form and is used for making shoe soles.

Q13.What is TPU? Benefits of TPU?

The TPU, crafted from thermoplastic polyurethane, serves as the outsole of a shoe.

Benefits of TPU:

  • Rigid.
  • Lightweight.
  • Highly resistant to most oils and chemicals.
  • Provides abrasion resistance.

Q14.What is nitrile rubber Sole?

Nitrile Rubber Sole is made from a type of higher heat resistant rubber which can sustains surface resistance to hot contact upto 300 degree C for one minute. Also, shoes with this sole are lightweight, flexible and offers good slip, tear, oil and abrasion resistance.

Q15.What is the difference between double-density shoes and single-density shoe?

Shoes having Single Density Sole are injection moulded once onto the Shoe. Single Density outsole imparts high level of energy absorption. Shoes having Double Density Sole are injection moulded twice onto the Shoe. These Double Density outsole offer excellent abrasion resistance, slip resistance, extra comfort and flexibility

Q16.What are different types of insoles?

Antistatic non-woven Insole and Puncture resistant Insole made from Aramid

Q17.What are S1, S2 and S3 shoes?

These protection classes, as outlined in EN ISO standards, indicate the level of hazard that the shoe guards against.

S1 - As well as basic toe protection and slip-resistant sole, S1 means the shoe also has antistatic protection, is oil resistant and offers energy absorption in the heel. Other safety features may be added.

S2 - All of the features as S1, along with waterproof exterior so prevents water penetration and offers absorption in the upper shoe.

S3 - All of the features as S2, along with midsole penetration resistance. in simple words, these shoes are puncture proof. For example, A steel midsole acts as a barrier, ensuring that sharp objects cannot penetrate the sole.

Q1.What is eye and face protection?

Eye protection protects the wearer's eye from chemical splashes, laser radiation and/or flying debris. Face protection is achieved by wearing face shields. These shields extend from the eyebrows to below the chin and across the width of the wearer's head. Face shields protect against potential splashes or sprays of hazardous liquids.

Q2.If employees wear eyeglasses with prescription lenses, are these considered eye protection?

Employees who require prescription lenses during tasks involving eye hazards must either utilize protective eyewear specifically designed to accommodate their prescription or wear safety goggles that can be comfortably worn over their prescription lenses without displacing them.

Q3.Can employees wear glasses while wearing eye and face protection?

Yes, they can. As there are safety spectacles especially designed for people who wear prescription glasses.

Q4.My employees work in shifts. Could I provide one pair of protective eyewear for each position instead of each employee?

Yes. You may do this. After every use, it's necessary to sanitize any protective eyewear shared among employees. If the goggles or glasses aren't customized for specific corrective lenses and are disinfected between uses, multiple employees can utilize the same pair.

Q5.What is my best defense against an eye injury?

The best defense against eye injuries is to prevent them. Ninety percent of trauma-related blindness can be prevented by using simple precautions, such as using protective eyewear. You need to protect your eyes from the sun as well. Use sunglasses whenever going outside, even when the sky is overcast.

Q6.When should I protect my eyes at work?

Workplace eye protection is needed in the case of the following potential eye hazards: Projectiles (dust, concrete, metal, wood and other particles), Chemicals (splashes and fumes), Radiation (especially visible light, ultraviolet radiation, heat or infrared radiation, and lasers), Bloodborne pathogens from blood and body fluids. Occupations with a high risk for eye injuries include: construction, manufacturing, mining, carpentry, auto repair, electrical work, plumbing. Welding, maintenance etc.

Q7.What type of safety eye protection should I wear?

Three main types of eye protection exist, based on the area of application and usage. These are Safety eyewear, Goggles and Face Shields. Choose the one which is certified and provides the optimum level of protection.

Q8.Why should safety eyewear protect against UV and IR rays?

The most common eye disease associated with near-infrared radiation is cataracts. Prolonged exposure to IR radiation causes a gradual but irreversible opacity of the lens. Other forms of damage to the eye from IR exposure include scotoma, which is a loss of vision due to damage to the retina. Even low-level IR absorption can cause symptoms such as redness of the eye, swelling, or hemorrhaging.

Q9.How to care and store safety eyewear?

Clean safety eye-wear with mild soap and water. Wash lenses with water before wiping. Store eye protection preferably in a clean dust-proof case o Replace the safety eye, if lenses are scratched or pitted.

Q1.What are the type & uses of safety gloves?

  • Cut resistant Gloves: These types of gloves protects the the hands against mechanical hazards, like cut, abrasion, etc.
  • Fabric and Coated Fabric Gloves: These types of gloves are made of cotton or other fabric. They generally protect against dirt, chafing and abrasions.
  • Insulating rubber gloves: These gloves are used for protection against electrical hazards.
  • Chemical resistant Gloves: These Gloves are intended to protect the hands from chemicals with a high acute toxicity, working with corrosive materials in high concentrations, handling chemicals for extended periods of time

Q2.Are there gloves that are both cut resistant and chemical resistant?

Yes. There are so many options available in the market with different make-material and coatings to suit different working conditions.

Q3.Are these gloves are “puncture” resistant?

Glove tested to the EN 388:2016 standards passes the specific test of puncture resistance . Also, the certified gloves will always have the performance level rating as a marking on it.

Q4.In PU gloves, what is the difference between standard PU coating, and water-based PU coating?

Palm-dipped water-based polyurethane-nitrile coating are flexible, resist oil and water, and provide a secure grip. Water-based polyurethane-nitrile coatings are dimethylformamide (DMF)-free, making them more environmentally friendly. Whereas, Polyurethane Gloves are highly flexible, comfortable and provide a perfect grip in dry environments.

Q5.Are cut resistant gloves, cut resistant all over or only on the palm side?

Mostly, knitted cut resistant gloves are cut resistant all over and not just on the palm. The HPPE or Aramid liner gives the gloves its cut resistant property. The coating provides a better grip and good level of protection from abrasions, cuts, and snags, oils and chemicals.

Q6.What is a HPPE cut resistant glove?

HPPE gloves are made from high performance polyethylene yarn specially designed to protect the hands from cuts and abrasion. These gloves are machined knitted gloves woven with other fibers for enhanced level of protection.

Q1.How to check effectiveness of a safety helmet?

A helmet certified to either EN 397:2012+A1:2012 or IS 2925:1984 is tested for various stress parameters defined in these standards which help the users with effective protection.

Q2.What are the standards of a safety helmet?

Safety Helmets can be certified to EN 397:2012+A1:2012 (European), IS 2925:1984(Indian) and ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009(American) Standards

Q3.What is the Life Expectancy of Hard Hats (additional Information to above)?

Typically, hard hat manufacturers advise replacing hard hats every five years, irrespective of their outward condition. For those operating in harsh environments like high temperatures, chemical exposure, or prolonged sunlight, it's recommended to replace hard hats every two years.

Q4.What can I wear under my safety helmet?

Nothing, as it can reduce the effectiveness of a safety helmet.

Q5.What do the different safety helmet colors mean?

Helmet should adhere to the following colour scheme on sites : White - for site managers, competent operatives and vehicle marshals Black - for site supervisors. Orange - for slingers and signalers. Blue - for all other site visitors.

Q6.Can I paint or put decals on my safety helmet?

According to OSHA It is recommended not to use adhesives or stickers on Safety Helmet unless you receive specific approval by the manufacturer.

Q7.Is it safe to wear a safety helmet backward?

As per OSHA, safety helmets should be worn the way they were designed unless the manufacturer certifies that a it can be worn backward.

Q8.My safety helmet is dirty or soiled. How can I clean it?

You can gently cleanse your safety helmet using lukewarm, soapy water and a soft cloth. If your helmet remains filthy, replace it. Using dissolvent for cleaning is not recommended.

Q9.When should I replace my helmet?

You can gently cleanse your safety helmet using lukewarm, soapy water and a soft cloth. If your helmet remains filthy, replace it. Using dissolvent for cleaning is not recommended.

Q10.How to care and store safety helmets?

Regularly clean safety helmets with warm water and soap, ensuring they are stored in a clean, dry spot away from direct sunlight and extreme temperature or humidity fluctuations. If a helmet displays any cracks, dents, or signs of wear and tear, promptly replace it.

Q1.How can I tell if a noise situation is too loud?

Here are some signs that tell you if the noise in the work environment is too loud.

  • You have to raise your voice to be heard.
  • You feel a ringing sound in your ears (called tinnitus) at the end of the work shift.
  • You listen to the radio in the car at a higher volume while heading back home compared to the volume you listen to when coming to work.
  • You experience difficulty in understanding conversations in crowded places.

Q2.How long can someone be in a loud noise before it's hazardous?

Sound-level meters gauge noise levels, quantified in decibels or dBA. Increased noise levels correspond to heightened sound intensity. You can comfortably listen to sounds registering at 70 dBA or below for extended periods. Exposure to sounds reaching 85 dBA can potentially cause hearing impairment if sustained for over 8 hours. Noise levels surpassing 85 dBA pose a swifter risk to hearing health. For each 3-dB escalation in noise levels beyond 85 dBA, the safe listening duration is halved.

Q3.What is the best possible way to protect my ears from getting damaged by loud sounds at work?

To protect your ears during loud activities and events, move away from the source of loud noises and try to take a break from the noise every 15 minutes. Give your hearing about 18 hours to recover after exposure to extremely loud noise. Consider wearing earplugs.

Q4.How do I pick my hearing protectors?

Ensuring the appropriate use of hearing protection is crucial to prevent excessive exposure to noise. Selecting the correct hearing protection gear is essential, especially in various industrial settings. Tailor your choice based on the specific environment. For instance, opt for ear plugs during grinding, drilling, milling, or in the newspaper and press industry. Ear muffs are better suited for industrial applications such as agriculture, construction, and heavy machinery operations.

Q5.What is the difference between earplugs and earmuffs?

Ear Plugs are an ideal choice for Ear Protection during long hours of exposure in areas prone to a high decibel sound. They are inserted inside your ear, with the purpose of blocking your ear canal. Ear Muffs are versatile, apt for usage during a shorter duration of exposure to unwanted sound and come with different features, like helmet-mountable, foldable etc.

Q6.How should I care for my hearing protection device?

Wipe dirt or debris from earplugs before reusing. You can clean the Ear Muffs by cleaning it with warm soapy water. Replace foam Earplugs and Earmuffs when they become damaged or when they no longer recover to their original shape, softness or expansion characteristics . Store Ear Plugs or Ear Muffs in their original packaging or in a clean and dry polybag.

Q7.How often should your hearing be tested?

People regularly subjected to loud noises face an increased likelihood of experiencing lasting harm to their hearing. People who work in noisy environments (e.g construction and manufacturing), regularly participate in noisy activities (concerts, hunting, riding motorcycles) or are employed in professions where sudden loud noises are common – such as law enforcement and the military should use proper ear protection have their hearing checked once a year.

Q8.Don't we lose our hearing as we age?

Yes, noise-induced hearing loss is common with the age.

Q1.When should a safety belt/full body harness be used?

A full body harness can be used when the user is working at height, ideally at more than 2 meters above the ground level or any working surface, or in any situation where the user is exposed to a risk of fall.

Q2.What are the types of safety belts/full body harnesses?

There are many types of full body harnesses with respect to their usage and are of application. As per Indian Standards-IS 3521, the harnesses are classified as Classes-A, D, E, L & P. In the same way, EN as well ANSI standards give different categorization depending on the usage of harnesses.

Q3.What is a confined space?

Any space which meets any or all three following criteria would be referred as ‘Confined Space’:

  • When the space is not large enough and so cramped that an employee cannot bodily enter and perform assigned work.
  • If the space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit.
  • If the space Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.

Examples of Confined Spaces include chamber, tank, pit, well, sewer, tunnel, pipe, boiler, shaft or silo.

Q4.What is the difference between a two-way and a three-way winch?

The normal winch used for lowering or raising a user while working in confined spaces is called two-way winches. 3-way winches also act to fall arrest in addition to lowering or raising the user.

Q5.Is the self-retracting lifeline (SRL) also fall protection?

Yes. SRL ( Self Retracting Life lines) is a fall protection device. It is an ideal choice in conditions where the dall clearance distance is less. In case of a fall the self braking system within the Block activates and locks the fall immediately.

Q6.What are the strength requirements for fall-arrest system anchors?

As per EN 795, the anchors should be able to withstand a static load of 12kN.

Q7.What are the components of a PFAS (Personal Fall-Arrest System)?

Components of a PFAS (Personal Fall-Arrest System): A-Anchor, B-Body Support ( Full Body Harness) C- Connecting element/connectors and D- Descent devices for rescue constitute the Personal Fall Arrest System. In addition to these, E- Education or training should also be considered.

Q8.What will a shock-absorbing lanyard limit fall-arrest forces to?

The shock-absorbing lanyard dampens impact during fall arrest, effectively restricting force to under 6kN.

Q9.How frequently should fall protection equipment be inspected and revalidated? Who is authorized to inspect and revalidate fall protection equipment?

As per the standards outlined in BS 8437:2005 and EN ,365, it is a requirement to conduct inspections on the harness at least once every 12 months, commencing from the initial date of use. Inspection should be conducted by KARAM Authorized Service Center or a competent person appropriately authorized by the manufacturer. However, It is recommended that the user should visually inspect the PPE before each use.

Q10.What is the Shelf Life of Fall Arrest Systems?

This is the storage life of the product before it is put to first use. Shelf life starts from the date of manufacture until the date of first use. Refer to the user instruction manual provided by the manufacturer.

Q11.Are Anchor Devices considered PPE?

As per EN 795 :2012, there are 5 types of anchor devices: A, B,C, D & E. Out of these only B & E Anchor devices are considered as PPE.

Q12.What Harness Should I Use?

Harness selection is based on applications like fall arrest, suspension work, rope access or rescue and along with area of application as well. Based on these two criteria one can select harness as per his need and requirement

Q13.What Are the Height Requirements for Fall Protection?

A person can fall even while walking on slippery surfaces. Fall protection can be used anywhere where there is risk of fall by slip, trip or from height.

Q14.Should I Use an Energy-Absorbing Lanyard or a Self-Retracting Lanyard?

Both can be used depending upon the application. If the fall clearance distance is not available, it is always advised to use a Self Retracting lifeline. Energy absorbing lanyard extends by deploying during fall so there can be a risk of fall on ground if being used at a place where fall clearance of atleast 6m is not available.

Q15.How do you inspect the safety belt/full body harness ?

According to the BS 8437:2005 and EN 365, it is mandate that the Harness should be inspected at least once in every 12 months (from the date of first use). Inspection should be conducted by Authorized Service Center or a competent person appropriately authorized by the manufacturer. However, It is recommended that the user should visually inspect the PPE before each use. There is a full list of parameters for inspection like: cut/ abrasion/ discoloration/ burns etc.

Q16.How do you inspect the rope?

Rope inspection is done visually and by touching. It can be done only by a competent person or team authorized and trained by the manufacturer. There is a full list of parameters for inspection like: cut/ abrasion/ discoloration/ burn etc.

Q17.What features should you look for in a safety belt/full body harness before buying it?

Harness selection is based on applications like fall arrest, suspension work, rope access or rescue and along with area of application as well. Based on these two criteria one can select harness from a wide range of harnesses of KARAM.

Q18.What features should you look for in a lanyard before buying it?

The choice of lanyard is contingent upon both the existing anchor structure and the required fall clearance distance. It's crucial for users to guarantee they won't reach the ground should the lanyard deploy after absorbing a shock. Additionally, the specific application area plays a significant role. Depending on where it will be used, users can opt for a restraint lanyard, work positioning lanyard, or fall arrest lanyard.

Q19.What are the type of Karabiners available?

Karabiners are classified as per the usage: Classes M,B,A,T & Q

  • M: Multi-use connector.
  • B: Basic Connector.
  • A: Anchor Connector.
  • T: Termination hook.
  • Q: Screw link connector.

Q20.What is a lanyard made of?

Lanyards can be made up of polyamide twisted rope, Kernmantle rope or polyester webbing.

Q21.What is a lanyard attachment?

Lanyard attachment means the attachment arrangement in which one end of the lanyard is connected to the user's harness and another end to the anchorage point. There are different combinations possible depending on the structure available at site.

Q22.Where are lanyards used?

Restraint Lanyards: These Lanyards can be used to restrain movement of users so that fall doesn't happen.

Work positioning Lanyard: These are used in applications where the user has to perform a task at height and wants his hands free by positioning himself safe at height.

Fall arrest lanyards: These lanyards are used when working at height and there is risk of fall. These lanyards have energy absorbers which act to absorb shock of the user in the event of fall.

Q23.Can I use my fall arrest harness as a rescue harness?

Not all Fall Protection Harnesses can be used for rescue. For carrying out rescue activities, Harness should have attachment points on sternal and ventral position along with attachment point on dorsal position.

Q24.What is the difference between a fall arrest harness and a rescue harness?

Certified Harnesses are equipped with fall arrest attachment points. For carrying out rescue activities, harness should have attachment points on sternal and ventral position along with attachment point on dorsal position.

Q25.Are shoulder D-ring attachments a good idea for confined space work?

Not necessarily. Shoulder D rings act just to lower down or raise the user up from confined space. For complete safety we should have harness with other attachment points too for example Dorsal D ring, Sternal D-ring etc.

Q26.What should I do if someone falls on the job site and needs to be rescued?

The very first thing is to bring the victim down on the ground from a hanging position. Once the victim is brought down, immediately give him basic first aid and inform the officials. In severe cases, call medical help from the nearest medical Centre/ hospital.

Q27.I've heard people talk about the ABCDs of Fall Protection. What is that? (anchorage, Body support, connector, descent/rescue)?

ABCD: A-Anchor, B-Body Support (Full Body Harness) C- Connecting element/connectors and D- Descent devices for rescue constitute the Personal Fall Arrest System. In addition to these, E- Education or training should also be considered.

Q28.Can I “Tie-Back” My Lanyard To Itself?

Tie-back lanyards can be wrapped around a structure like scaffolding and beams and hook onto itself – creating an anchorage point without the anchor.

Q29.How to care and store fall protection equipment?

Store the equipment in a well-ventilated area away from heavily acidic or basic environment. Avoid placing heavy objects a top it. Also ensure that it is stored away from chemically hazardous environment preferably stored in a dry environment.

Q1.Who should wear a mask?

People above the age of 2 and more should wear a mask.

Q2.What are some key differences between a face covering, a surgical mask, and a respirator?

N95 respirators are considered respiratory protection. If worn correctly, N95 respirators offer excellent protection upto 95% against COVID-19 due to their advanced filter material and snug fit feature A Surgical mask is meant to be used by medical personnel during surgeries Face coverings are not considered respiratory protection. Made from cloth it does not efficiently filter Covid-19 as it does not have filtering fabric.

Q3.How do I clean my Face Mask?

Only reusable mask should be washed whenever it gets dirty. Reusable mask can be washed with tap water and soap and can be hanged in direct sunlight to dry completely.

Q4.Can I clean my Face Mask in the washing machine?

Reusable masks can be cleaned with warm soapy water, disinfectant spray or in a washing machine whenever it gets dirty. If you have a disposable face mask never attempt to wash it.

Q5.How should I store my face mask?

You have the option to temporarily stow your mask for future use. Ensure to properly remove your mask and wash your hands after handling a used one. Keep it in a dry, breathable bag (like a paper or mesh fabric bag) to keep it clean between uses.

Q6.What is the proper way to put on my Face Mask?

  • Hold the Mask with clean hands and place it on your nose and mouth.
  • Place the ear loops and headbands.
  • Adjust the fitting.
  • Press nose clip to close gaps.

Ensure the Mask should perfectly seal your nose and mouth and takes the shape of your face perfectly.

Conduct the fit test by exhaling to check whether the Mask has sealed completely. There should be no air leaks.

Q7.Can I re-use my face mask?

Only reusable mask you can re-used. Surgical mask should be change after every use. N95 and FFP Mask can be worn for for a total of 12 hours.

Q8.Can I remove my face mask to talk with other people?

No. it is strictly not recommended to pull or remove your mask while talking as it can defeat the purpose of wearing a mask.

Q9.Do children need to wear a face mask?

As per Covid-19 guidelines, children above the age of 2 are recommended to wear the mask. It is important for parents to follow local and state requirements for masking in any situation.

Q10.What is a respirator?

A respirator is a type of PPE designed to protect the wearer against the inhalation of hazardous fumes, vapors, gases and particulate matter such as dusts and airborne micro organisms.

Q11.How long can a particulate respirator be used before it must be discarded?

The disposable particulate respirator can be worn for a total of 10-12 hours and should immediately be discarded when Mask filters gets clogged with dust particles which is indicated by increase in breathing resistance

Q12.If employees have a beard or moustache, is their respirator still effective?

Facial hair, like beards, can potentially hinder the sealing of Mask over the face. To have a better fit, people with beards can shave their beards or trim their beards

Q13.If employees get a rash when they wear a respirator with a latex seal, how can this be prevented?

Some people are allergic to the protein component of natural latex. Therefore its advice to use a product which is made up of latex free components.

Q14.How to care and store masks?

You can store your mask temporarily to reuse later. Remove your mask correctly and wash your hands after touching a used mask. Keep it in a dry, breathable bag (like a paper or mesh fabric bag) to keep it clean.