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Respiratory Protection Product Options

As a healthcare worker, your work is critical. And so is your choice of respiratory protection. That’s why 3M offers a range of respiratory protection options. Learn more about the different types of respirators and understand proper donning and doffing techniques.

Respiratory Protection Options for Health Care

Our shared mission to transform outcomes starts with protecting you, so you can protect those in your care. To that end, we offer a range of respiratory protection options for healthcare professionals.


Select the Proper Respiratory Protection for Your Needs

Learn the key differences between the three types of respirators below, so you can make a more informed decision about respiratory protection at your healthcare facility.
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    *Please refer to inspection, cleaning and maintenance instructions and follow facility protocol
    **ASTM F1862 / F1862M - 17 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Synthetic Blood
    ***OSHA assigned protection factors defined in 29 CFR 1910.134. 3M supports an APF of 1000 for the S-Series Hoods with TR-300+ PAPR. Contact 3M Technical Service for supporting test procedures and data.

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Respiratory and Face Mask Selection Guide

Be sure to take care of yourself and those around you by selecting the proper PPE.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE (PDF, 152 KB)

Respiratory Protection Resources

  • With supply challenges around the world, many facilities are looking to optimize their equipment supply. Read more information on use and reuse of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).

  • We know you have questions related to PPE. We’re here to provide guidance on the different types of PPE, understanding proper use and helping to protect your skin from prolonged PPE use.

  • Fit testing is a critical part of your respiratory protection program. Learn more about fit testing and resources available to help protect your team.


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