Foundries have asked questions regarding the legitimacy of specific respirators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these important concerns, AFS has compiled resources that foundries can use to identify NIOSH-approved respirators versus counterfeits, as well as foreign respirators that OSHA have deemed acceptable to use during the pandemic.
Here are a few helpful resources:
- Counterfeit respirators with pictures and explanations
- OSHA foreign approved respirators during COVID-19 pandemic (Document)
- View the full OSHA memo here
- NIOSH respirator brands including their Tested and Certified (TC) Numbers