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Utilizing A Cleanroom Face Mask The Proper Way


When it comes to maintaining a cleanroom, every single piece of gear utilized by your staff is of the utmost importance. You need to know that you can count on the quality of the product and the effectiveness of the item. One important piece of cleanroom apparel is the cleanroom face mask. This item is absolutely vital to have on hand and, when utilized properly, it helps aid in ensuring your cleanroom is keeping up to standards.

While choosing the right cleanroom face mask might be simple, make sure that everyone who will be utilizing this cleanroom understands how to properly use this piece of apparel. When a cleanroom mask is misused, it can lose its effectiveness. Take the time to ensure everyone is properly trained in the use of every item before they enter your cleanroom.

Looking for cleanroom products, such as face masks, cleanroom gowns, and other cleanroom garments? We have you covered. Browse our array of apparel and read on to learn more about properly utilizing the important cleanroom face mask.

Understanding The Role Of A Cleanroom Face Mask

A cleanroom face mask plays a vital role. It does one of two things in the cleanroom. It either protects the wearer from the environment or it protects the product from the wearer of the mask. As humans, even the air we exhale can contain harmful contaminants, which is why a mask will be of the utmost importance. Conversely, there are often harmful substances in the air of a cleanroom that are not suitable for a human to inhale. 

Either way, the cleanroom face mask will help protect everyone and everything involved. As always though, equipment is only as effective as the operator’s use of it. For this reason, understanding how to utilize this piece of apparel should be a top priority to ensure everyone is safe and the room remains uncontaminated.

Ensuring The Proper Use Of The Face Mask

When it comes to using a face mask in your cleanroom, be sure you follow the steps below to properly utilize this piece of apparel.

1. Clean Hands

The first place to begin is by cleaning your hands. Contaminated hands will ruin the effectiveness of the face mask. Wash your hands thoroughly using an antibacterial soap before touching the face mask. If you feel that you might have contaminated the mask, get rid of it and grab a new one. Your face mask will be rendered useless if you skip this vital step.

2. Secure It Tightly

While a face mask might not feel like the most natural or comfortable item to have on your face, you need to ensure you wear it snugly against your face. It should be covering both your nose and your mouth completely. Tighten it down enough that there are no gaps on the edges and ensure that air is only flowing in and out of the mask’s material.

3. Breathe

Finally, check to ensure you can breathe comfortably through the mask. In the next section, we will cover the importance of breathing properly through your mask. If you feel that you can breathe and that it is fitting snugly without any gaps, you are ready to enter the cleanroom and proceed with the proper breathing techniques.

Breathing When Wearing A Cleanroom Face Mask

When you have your mask secured properly, you can enter the cleanroom. It is important that as you work in the cleanroom you engage in the right breathing technique. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. 

Breathing in through your nose provides you with further protection against anything harmful in the air as the cilia in your nose will catch contaminants, preventing them from entering your lungs.

Purchase High Quality Cleanroom Face Masks

Not only is wearing and using a cleanroom face mask vital to the efficacy of the product, the quality of the product will also play a huge role in how well it performs. Here at SOS Cleanroom, we carry a vast array of face masks designed for your needs. Whether you are looking for a more complex face mask or a simple and cost-effective mask, we can provide you with what you need to keep your cleanroom operating efficiently and safely.

The following are all mask types we carry through our online store. Enjoy bulk savings on these products, with some masks as cheap as one cent a piece. Each style offers different benefits and will fit different application needs, so visit each product page to learn more about the details of the specific mask type.

  • Procedural Face Mask (Tie-On)
  • DuPont Tyvek IsoClean Standard Mask
  • NOISH N95 Rated Dust Mask
  • NOISH N95 Rated Dust Mask with Exhalation Valve
  • Non-Rated Dust Mask, Blue
  • Non-Rated Dust Mask, White
  • Non-Woven Face Mask
  • Procedural Face Mask (Ear Loop)

If you are interested in any of these products, we invite you to reach out and learn more. We can answer any questions you have about your order and point you in the right direction for purchases. 

Not only do we carry an array of cleanroom face mask options, we also supply all the other apparel you will need. From smocks to gloves to beard covers, we can help you put together a complete inventory of supplies for your cleanroom. Browse our store today and equip your team with everything they need.