Earlier in the year, ASTM International released a new standard, ASTM 3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings. This web page provides a table of barrier face coverings (BFCs) and Workplace Performance/Performance Plus masks that conform to the ASTM F3502-21 standard and NIOSH requirements.
Please be advised that the Draft Standard CSA Z94.4.1, Performance standard for filtering respirators has been posted for the mandatory 60-day Public Review. It will remain open until May 29th, 2021.
The draft has been posted on the CSA Group Public Review site.
Link to the CSA Z94.4.1 Public Review Draft:
Identifier: CSA Z94.4.1
Title: Performance Standard for Filtering Respirators Expiry date: 29/05/2021
Date: Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 2:00PM EST—3:00PM EST
New specification on minimum performance requirements and test methods for community face coverings open for comment
The Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) project prinicipal investigator, Claire J. Horwell, has written a supplement to the DISASTER newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The supplement summarizes the research and key findings on preparing for, and protecting communities from, respiratory exposure to volcanic ash.
Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) continues its series of teleconferences on COVID-19 and Education.
2021 Education Workshop Programme
The aim of the 2021 International Society for Respiratory Protection - European Section educational workshop series is to introduce attendees to the role of respiratory protection in response to a range of airborne hazards, the lessons learned from working in such hazardous environments and the technologies used and measures that may be taken to respond to such hazards.
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