According to the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) , N95 respirator mask users are at a high risk for facial injury “Ulcers, abrasions and open wounds” due to requirements for a tight fit. The NPIAP suggests that N95 users remove the mask for 15 minutes every 2 hours to reduce the risk of injury. This must be done while practicing social distancing in a well-ventilated or outdoor area.
Luckily, there are various treatments should a facial in jury occur from mask use.
City Safety can help with training, programs, and visual inspections to ensure proper use of PPE on your site.
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