You can verify the approval number on the NIOSH Certified Equipment List CEL or the NIOSH Trusted-Source page to determine if the respirator has been approved by NIOSH. NIOSH-approved FFRs will always have one the following designations: N95, N99, N100, R95, R99, R100, P95, P99, P100.
The N95 respirator is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators. This product filters at least 95% of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil. This web page provides a table of NIOSH-approved N95 respirators, listed alphabetically by manufacturer. You can select a particular manufacturer by
The tables were created to provide easy access to a comprehensive listing of NIOSH-approved particulate filtering facepiece respirators and also to provide easy access to the donning process/user instructions. The tables are not updated as frequently as the certified equipment list, which is the official NIOSH certification record.
Training employees in how to use respirators is a key part of a respiratory protection program. Additional Notes about NIOSH Certification. Finding NIOSH-certified respirators for your workplace should not be too difficult, as the NIOSH list of approved devices includes over 7,000 products. Just make sure the respirators you choose are appropriate for the hazards in your facility.
NIOSH certification only applies to a respirator as it was originally tested. Even the slightest modification to a certified respirator may affect its fit, form or function, thereby voiding its NIOSH certification. This N95 respirator was tested in its original form and received NIOSH certification.