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Virtual Course 1 Hour Course - Am I Using the Right Mask? How to Understand Regulatory Requirements and Classifications of Facemasks & Respirators
Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
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Requirements and Classifications of Facemasks and Respirators
for General, Medical, and Industrial Use 

Christina Crimi

Christina Crimi
Business Manager - Chemistry
SGS North America - Connectivity & Products
[email protected]

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

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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Course Introduction
A facemask is more than just a filter.  Now that we are using them daily, and they have become a basic consumer commodity, what other requirements are needed to ensure compliance?  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 does it mean and why do I need to do it?
  • CPSIA (Children's products)

 

Who Should Attend

 

  • Manufacturers of filter media of various types (e.g. textiles and non-wovens
  • Users of facemasks
  • Facemask procurement

 

Learning Objectives - After completing this course, the learner will understand

 

  • 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

 

Course Outline/Chapters

  • 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

 

Keywords

 

  • Medical Masks
  • Masks
  • N95s
  • Surgical Masks
  • Respirators
  • Industrial Standards
  • ASTM
  • AAMI
  • AATCC
  • NSF

$75 Members
$125 Non-members