01.04.20 Facemasks, COVID-19


Do you wear a facemask at work?

Our #WearItWell campaign focuses on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). More people are choosing to protect themselves from COVID-19 with facemasks but how effective are they at protecting us in public and within the workplace.

Ross Clark is one of IOM's Occupational Hygienist he has some practical advice on wearing respirators.


Guidance and helpful resources

IOM Face Fit services

WHO (World Health Organisation) give some great guidance, including when to wear a medical mask and how to use them. 

The UK HSE  

BSIF run the Fit2Fit Face Fit Testers accreditation scheme

And the BOHS Breathe Freely campaign can help

Effectiveness of face masks
An IOM study to understand ‘The Effectiveness of face masks used to protect Beijing residents against particulate air pollution’.