IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail


Laboratories New Service: Masks Efficacity Evaluation

Laboratories New Service: Masks Efficacity Evaluation

To contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Laboratory Division now offers a fee-based service to evaluate the effectiveness of N95-type respiratory protective devices (RPDs) and barrier masks.

Because of its expertise, the IRSST was mandated by the Québec government at the outset of the pandemic to conduct tests to attest to the quality of the supply of barrier masks and N95 type respiratory protection devices for Quebec workers. The Institute is now making this expertise available to companies and organizations that purchase or manufacture these types of masks and wish to evaluate their effectiveness.

It is now possible to have N95 type RPDs and community type barrier masks evaluated.