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“NIOSH approval” comes from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH is a federal agency that researches and makes recommendations to ensure the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. It’s a division of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), founded in 1973.
NIOSH will only approve a specific, finished respirator assembly after it has been properly evaluated in a laboratory setting and has been found to comply with the public health regulations and requirements as outlined in 42 CFR part 84. It is also necessary to evaluate and approve the manufacturer’s quality plan and practices. Any respirator mask that meets these requirements can be considered a NIOSH-approved particulate respirator.
NIOSH approval is important because those in need of adequate protection rely heavily on the respirator’s effectiveness rating being true. For instance, an NIOSH-approved N95 boasts a 95% or greater efficiency rating, meaning that it blocks at least 95% of non-oil-based airborne particulate. If, in actuality, you were using a respirator mask that is not NIOSH approved, you have no real idea as to how effective it is at blocking airborne particulate or pathogens.
If you’re not sure if a respirator mask you’ve purchased is NIOSH approved, you can refer to the CDC’s guidelines on Respirator Trusted-Source Information. Every NIOSH-approved respirator should have a number of appropriate markings and labels that can be easily identified on the respirator itself or the product’s packaging. Be wary of respirator masks missing NIOSH markings entirely.
A well-fitting respirator, such as an N99 or n95, will provide the highest level of protection against COVID-19 and is a reasonable choice for many people.