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New AFS Short Course: Requirements and Classifications of Facemasks and Respirators for General, Medical and Industrial Use

Christina CrimiThe AFS is presenting the short course, “Requirements and Classifications of Facemasks and Respirators for General, Medical and Industrial Use,” taught by Christina Crimi, Business Manager – Chemistry for SGS North America.

Included in this course will be coverage of:

  • How to evaluate masks and respirator test claims
  • How to specify mask and respirator test parameters for your target markets
  • Mask and respirator test methodology and interpretation
  • Classification details for each target market
  • Test method demonstration
  • California Proposition 65
  • Product and packaging label requirements
  • Biocompatibility: What it means and why you need to do it
  • CPSIA (Children's products)

The course is designed for:

  • Manufacturers of various types of filter media
  • Users of facemasks and respirators
  • Facemask and respiratory procurement professionals

Course outline:

  • Review of Different Classification Types of Medical Masks and Respirators
  • Primary Regulatory Agencies
  • Community/Source Control Mask Requirements and Labeling
  • Intended Use and Limitations, Regulations, Industry Requirements, Test Methods and Minimum Performance Expectations for Medical Masks and Respirators

The course will be presented live online on Tuesday, August 10, from 9am to 11am central. The fee is $75 for members and $125 for nonmembers.

Register here.

About the Instructor

Christina Crimi is an expert in product safety and regulatory requirements (chemical safety testing, Prop 65, FDA) for all types of consumer products. She is an SGS Global Technical expert for regulatory requirements and performance testing of PPE products including facemasks, gloves and gowns, among others.

Christina has a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry from Seton Hall University and over 15 years of experience in the field.  She has been at SGS for 13 years and sits on various global technical committees.

Christina has been closely involved with ASTM F23 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment, participating in various subcommittees, F40 Declarable Substances and ASTM F15 for Consumer Products.

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