What’s the Deal with Infrared Thermometers?

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As you would have noticed, infrared thermometers are being used more frequently as an initial screening for COVID19. Restaurants, airports, companies and schools are all making use of these devices. Why are thermometers being used? There is no accurate way to detect Coronavirus other than an actual COVID test. In an effort to contain any […]

Khulanathi’s Mask of Choice

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Wearing a mask in public has become a rule in South Africa as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, South Africa has been inundated with masks of all colours, sizes, brands and standards. We’ve investigated numerous face masks of all shapes and sizes. From funky material masks to surgical and industrial masks like […]

5 Reasons the Antimicrobial Mask is the Best on the Market

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IT’S ALL IN THE TECHNOLOGY 5 reasons the antimicrobial reusable fabric mask is the best on the market:   Although this is a 1 ply mask, its filtration abilities (90% of all particles over 0.2 micron) are better than N95 masks and most 3 ply masks on the market. Its natural silver anti-microbial solution offers the […]

Respiratory Protection Shortages in South Africa

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As PPE specialists, we feel that it is important to be transparent and to describe the current situation with regards to respiratory protection for industrial use. As many of you are well aware, there is a massive shortage of N95 and FFP2 masks. During the beginning stages of Covid 19, most businesses were locked down, […]

Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Medical Masks

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What are medical masks: Medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are made from a minimum of three layers of synthetic nonwoven materials, and configured to have filtration layers sandwiched in the middle. These masks are available in different thicknesses, have various levels of fluid-resistance and two levels of filtration. These medical masks reduce the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Fabric Masks

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What are non-medical masks: Non-medical masks (also known as fabric masks, home-made masks, DIY masks) can act as a barrier to prevent the spread of the virus from the wearer to others. They can be purchased commercially or handmade, and are generally not standardized like medical masks. There are numerous types of fabric masks, they should cover […]

Your Beginners’ Guide to Safety Eyewear

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Let’s face it, not everyone is a safety spec boff like the Khulanathi team, that’s why we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about safety glasses. Here are five foolproof ways to find the right eye protection… and protection for the left eye too. Spec it out It’s important to know that […]

Why Disposable Respirators Have a Shelf Life

Did you know that disposable respirators have a shelf life? Here is everything you need to know in order to ensure your respirator inventory stays up to date: Disposable respirators are used to protect wearers from particulate airborne hazards and reduce exposures to potentially harmful substances. These respirators have limited shelf life after which they […]

Surgical Masks vs Respirators

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There is a big difference between a respirator and a surgical mask as they were each designed for very different purposes. The team at 3M came up with a very clever way to demonstrate these differences. They decided to take the Surgical Mask (SM) and the N95 Respirator (N95) to the bar to find out […]