Disposable Mask FFP1
Dust Masks protect workers against airborne particles such as dusts and powders. They are important for a range of construction, agricultural, and pharmaceutical work. Different masks provide different levels of protection, so it’s important to find the right level of protection for your workplace. EN 149 designates three dust mask ratings; FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3. You can find out more about these ratings below
FFP1 Dust Masks
FFP1 Dust Masks protect against low levels of dust, as well as solid and liquid aerosols. It protects against materials in concentrations up to 4x occupational exposure limit (OEL) or 4x assigned protection factor (APF). FFP1 Dust Masks are suitable for hand sanding, drilling, and cutting.
How to Use Dust Mask Ratings
It is important to consider the type and level of contaminants to which workers will be exposed. Once you have properly evaluated the airborne hazards in your workplace, you can begin to choose dust masks based on their FFP rating. The best dust mask for your workplace will be one that meets the appropriate FFP rating, and is comfortable and convenient for your workers. Here is a quick guide to the protection levels provided by different dust mask ratings: