Laboratory Safety Products
Explore equipment, supplies, and other laboratory safety products and hospital safety products to help you comply with best practices for taking care of patients with respiratory illnesses. Choose from a wide variety of personal protective equipment, including products for social distancing, hand sanitation, disinfecting shared areas, temperature checks, and more.
Personal Protective Equipment
General-Purpose Face Masks
Disposable face masks are designed for single or limited use for particulate filtration and fluid resistance. Universally sized, facemasks may have ties or soft, elastic ear loops and 2- or 3-ply construction. They are not airtight, do not require fit testing, and are not intended for medical use.
Procedure and Surgical Masks
Surgical masks are tested to meet levels of barrier protection as specified in ASTM F2100-19.* Procedure masks are FDA approved medical devices for use in healthcare procedures. They are not airtight and do not require fit testing.
An N95 mask or respirator filters out at least 95% of airborne particles as defined by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH, 42 CFR Part 84). These essential hospital safety products are functionally equivalent to FFP2 respirators (European Union) and KN95 respirators (China) with slightly different certification criteria.
In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that healthcare workers use N95 respirators when working with patients suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, Ebola, Mycobacterium (tuberculosis), pandemic or avian influenza, or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
OSHA requires fit testing for N95 respirators to determine the right model, style, and size for the wearer and to verify fit thereafter. Since N95 respirators can make breathing more difficult, wearers must also be medically evaluated for heart conditions, lung disease, and claustrophobia.
Hand Sanitizers and Dispensers
Hand sanitizers are alcohol-based products for cleaning your hands when soap and water washing facilities are unavailable. Hand sanitizers come in gels, foams, liquids, or wipes in disposable and refillable containers. They are available in sizes for personal use and come in industrial sizes. Convenient hand sanitizer dispensers are essential for workplace safety and may be manually operated or used “hands free.”