Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 16: Masks Revisited: Omicron Update
As the Omicron variant continues to spread, we welcome back WSPS ‘mask guru’ Wagish Yajaman to help us better understand current masking recommendations.
Note: This episode was recorded on January 19, 2022. All information presented was in effect at that time. Please check with your local Public Health unit to confirm up-to-date prevention measures that are in place in your area.
Resources For This Week's Topics
Remember Wagish’s ‘mask guru’ mantra: fit, filtration and comfort!
N95, medical or cloth face masks: Which is best against the Omicron COVID-19 variant? Canada’s latest guidance explained
CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they'll wear consistently
Types of Masks and Respirators
N95, KN95 or KF94? How to Find the Right Covid Mask
Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators?
COVID mask guide: As omicron surges, N95 and KN95 are safer than cloth
Why You Should Upgrade Your Face Mask to an N95
Colorado State University professor: How to perform leak test on masks
N95 Fit Testing FAQs – can you do it yourself?
The Evolution of Masking - The Agenda
3M™ FT-10 and 3M™ FT-30 Qualitative Fit Testing Kits
Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families
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