Where are N95 repirator masks currently used in BC manufacturing and food processing?

N95s may be currently in use in several industries filtering dust and including (but not limited to):

  • Poultry processing
  • Baked goods manufacturing or other manufacturing where dry powder
    are mixed such as rice milling, flour milling, and sugar refining
  • Animal feed manufacturing working with grain dust
  • Welding or manufacturing which cuts/grinds metals involving welding fumes and/or metal particulates
  • Woodcutting processes: cutting, sanding and grinding wood to protect from wood dust
  • Concrete industries such as ceramics and installation teams to protect from silica dust
  • Breweries working with milling grains
  • Any industry working with nuisance dusts from dry sweeping or cleaning