Episode 79: Surgical Masks Versus Respirators
In this episode, Terry Gorman, 3M’s Lead Application Engineer for the Personal Safety Division in Australia and New Zealand joins host Mark Reggers to discuss surgical masks and respirators, and the difference between them. Surgical masks and respirators may look similar, with the names often used interchangeably. However, when it comes to respiratory protection, they are quite different. They each perform different roles that offer varying levels of protection in a diverse range of applications, and it’s important to understand when and where they are used.