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BOS 845:2020


Guidelines for making cloth face masks

SKU: BOS 845:2020 Category: Product ID: 28014

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This guideline specifies the minimum requirements for the manufacture, design and performance of cloth face masks that are reusable and washable intended to reduce the risk of transmission of the infectious agents.The guideline contains designs and user recommendations for industrial manufacture and also for artisanal making (or DIY – Do it Yourself) examples include Sewn Cloth Face Covering, Quick Cut T-shirt Cloth Face Covering (no sew method) and Bandana Cloth Face Covering (no sew method). This guideline does not apply to filter half mask used as respiratory devices against particles and or medical face masks. Hence the cloth face mask is not intended to be used by health workers in contact with patients as the aforementioned medical masks are recommended in these areas and are wholly reserved to be used by health workers. The cloth face mask is not a medical device, nor is a personal protective equipment.

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