NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) is a federal agency in the United States, which carries out research and provides recommendations for preventing injuries and illness. A NIOSH N95 mask is an N95 mask that has been certified by NIOSH as an approved respirator to filter out at least 95% of particles in the air, including bacteria and viruses.
Protectly carries a range of 100% authentic NIOSH N95 masks, including USA-made N95 masks and imported N95 masks from overseas that were manufactured by USA-based companies such as 3M, Medline and others. Regardless of the country they originate from, all of Protectly’s N95 masks for sale are NIOSH certified, with exception of 3PE N95 - which is currently NIOSH Pending. While NIOSH is a USA standard for N95 respirators, masks imported from overseas manufacturers can still be NIOSH certified if they are of sufficient quality to filter out 95% of airborne particles. Many manufacturers, even 3M, make their NIOSH N95 masks overseas in countries like Indonesia, South Korea, China and even Mexico. Protectly focuses on providing their customers 100% guaranteed authentic, NIOSH-certified N95 masks, with a huge focus on carrying a large variety of USA Made N95 masks. However, there are some differences between the different manufacturers and origins of the masks sold through Protectly.
Some of the USA manufacturers who produce NIOSH-certified authentic N95 masks sold through Protectly are 3PE, Moldex, 3M and Gerson. Each of these manufacturers are based in the USA and produce 100% guaranteed authentic N95 masks that are made in the USA.
3PE is an FDA-registered manufacturer based in California, USA, and focuses on producing high-grade N95 masks for both public health and personal use. The N95 masks produced by 3PE are NIOSH-Pending and expected to have NIOSH Certification completed sometime in November, 2020. 3PE N95 have an adjustable headband design, high particle and fluid resistance with five layers of protection, and are FDA approved for use of the general public. Following their NIOSH Approval, they will be allowed to use in industrial and/or medical settings.
Moldex N95 masks are made in the USA, and have a patented “AirWave” design that contributes to greater breathability, as well as a “Dura-Mesh” shell which resists humidity and heat to increase the durability of the mask. Moldex N95 masks are authentic and NIOSH certified. Moldex NIOSH N95 masks have a 100% authenticity guarantee by Protectly. Moldex N95 masks are approved for both medical and non-medical use under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
3M is a USA-based manufacturer that produces 100% authentic NIOSH N95 masks. These masks come without valve and some include a valve which reduces the heat that builds up inside the mask. They are easily adjustable and durable. All 3M N95 masks available through Protectly are NIOSH-approved for a minimum of 95% filtration efficiency, and they have guaranteed 100% authenticity. 3M N95 masks are approved for both medical and non-medical use under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
Gerson is another USA-based manufacturer of NIOSH-certified N95 masks. Gerson’s N95 masks have very high droplet and fluid resistance, as well as collapse-resistant construction. They have a contoured nose-clip to increase comfort and reduce fogging. Each NIOSH-certified Gerson N95 mask has guaranteed 100% authenticity. They also have a state-of-the-art filtration media which has enhanced filtration and provides comfortable breathing. Gerson N95 masks are approved for both medical and non-medical use under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
Protectly also sells authentic NIOSH N95 masks from overseas manufacturers, including Makrite, Medline, and SAS Safety. Some of these manufacturers are based with headquarters in USA, while others are based overseas and do the production strictly to NIOSH standards overseas.
Makrite industries is a manufacturer founded in Taipei, Taiwan. They produce 100% guaranteed authentic NIOSH N95 masks, with high particle and fluid resistance. Their masks are approved for both medical and non-medical use under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
Medline is a USA-based manufacturer that manufactures their NIOSH N95 masks throughout the world in FDA-Registered and Approved facilities, which can be purchased through Protectly. Medline N95 masks are NIOSH certified for a minimum of 95% filtration of particles, including a micro-filter which provides protection against smaller micron particles. Medline NIOSH-certified N95 masks have a 100% authenticity guarantee. Medline N95 masks are FDA approved for both civilian and medical use, under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
SAS safety is another USA-based manufacturer of a variety of personal protective equipment. Their imported N95 masks are NIOSH certified, as well as being 100% guaranteed authentic and having very high fluid and particle resistance. SAS safety N95 masks are approved for both medical and non-medical settings under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
All of the NIOSH-certified N95 masks available for sale through Protectly are free of latex, dyes, toxins and fiberglass. Regardless of their country of origin, if you buy an N95 mask through Protectly, you can guarantee that it is 100% guaranteed authentic and NIOSH-certified. Take a look at our large selection of N95 masks here.