What other types of masks are there besides the "FFP masks“ ?
Unlike half face masks, full face masks cover the entire face including the eye area and have a visor. The sealing line runs across the forehead, cheeks and under the chin. They are reusable and can be combined with particle filters, gas filters or combination filters. Due to the tight seal, they can be used in an environment with a higher concentration of harmful substances and offer protection for the entire face.
Mark your mask
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, wearing a mask in the workplace is one of the new safety rules that many companies have implemented to protect their employees and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus at work. Even those who previously had no direct contact with substances that are harmful to health must now wear a face mask. It depends on the company whether it has to be a cloth face mask, mouth and nose protection or an FFP mask.
- on the retaining strap
- on the plastic valve (if present)
- on a small piece of plaster (e.g. Leukosilk) with an abbreviated name which is then stuck on the outside of the mask
It is recommended to mark everyday masks, reusable FFP masks (marked “R”) and non-reusable FFP masks (marked “NR”, but they still have to be put on and taken off several times within one shift). The front and back of everyday masks are often indistinguishable, so marking one side may prevent the previously worn and potentially contaminated side from being put on the mouth later.
The Robert Koch Institute also recommends labelling so that used masks can be clearly assigned to one person to prevent them being worn by other people. So a small mark with the edding 8040 laundry marker can make a considerable difference to safety in the workplace.
Almost all light-coloured textiles can be decorated in 20 different colours using the edding 4500. The water-based pigment ink is odourless, quick-drying and extremely lightfast. After fixing with an iron (without steam), the ink is washable up to 60°C and the mask should be washed at this temperature before the first usage.