Personal Protection Equipment for Essential Workers

As the coronavirus impacts the country, personal protection equipment is crucial right now. With companies looking to reopen, employees will be needing protection so they can work safely. Without the proper equipment, these workers are at serious risk.


If you need to get protective equipment for your employees, Global Office Solutions can help. We’re working with our manufacturing partners to supply businesses across the country with safety equipment.

Protection Masks

N95 Masks

When looking for masks to buy, you should keep an eye out for N95 masks. This type of mask has been approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and is one of the most effective tools for essential workers.

These are very popular in the medical field, thanks to their comfortable design and a strong filtration efficiency of at least 95%. Compared to single layer masks, N95 masks can protect people from smaller air particles. These include the ones that float through the air after someone coughs or sneezes.

Keep a close eye out for masks with low breathing resistance, since workers will be more comfortable using them.

CE Marked Masks

Another type of mask that’s recommended is the CE mask. These disposable masks have been approved by the European Economic Area, thanks to their health, safety, and comfort benefits.

These are labeled as FP1, FFP2, or FFP3, depending on a mask’s efficiency rating for blocking out harmful particles. Here are the differences:

  • FFP1 masks filter out at least 80% of particles
  • FFP2 masks filter out at least 94% of particles
  • FFP3 masks filter out at least 99% of particles

Choosing the Right Type of Mask

Protective masks come in many shapes and sizes, and the types you should use depend on your risk level. The type of business you run will also impact this decision.

For help on this subject, please view our PPE buyer’s guide.

Other PPE Equipment

In addition to other masks, there are other forms of PPE that are ideal for employees.

These include:

  • Medical masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Face shields
  • Gloves
  • Respirators
  • Coveralls

Working With Our Partners

Global Office Solutions has been working with its partners to help our clients obtain these products. One notable example is Orich Medical Equipment Co., located in Tianjin. As clients demands continue to increase, we’ve expedited our process to ensure that clients new and old get the protection they need.

Through our auditing and verification process, we also ensure our products of the quality our clients expect. We guarantee fair prices for all our customers as well.

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