Benefits of face masks
Keeping safe during COVID-19 is not the only benefit to our PPE face masks. Whilst wearing our protective mask the main benefits are that it helps prevent you from getting ill and therefore helps keep you safe. Specifically, it helps prevent the development of illnesses, such as the virus of which could affect your airways – which could reduce the quality and length of your life. Wearing a mask can stop you from developing the symptoms of respiratory illness caused by inhalation of hazardous substances at work or out in public (for example, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or difficulty in breathing).
For employees and those that require masks for the workforce, the benefits are that you are fulfilling your legal obligations to keep workers safe and protected in their field of trade as well as preventing time off with sickness from the work place and that of any work place accidents caused by work based substances.