3M - N95 Respirator 1860 Mask


  • NIOSH approved N95 rating 
  • FDA cleared for use as a surgical mask 
  • Fluid Resistance 80 mmHg 
  • Flammability Rating Class I 
  • Adjustable nose clip 
  • Braided and stapled headbands 
  • Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask


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3M - N95 Respirator 1860 Mask

The 1860 and 1860S healthcare respirators are designed tohelp provide respiratory protection for the wearer againstcertain airborne particles. They meet CDC guidelines forMycobacterium tuberculosis exposure control. As disposableparticulate respirators, they are intended to reduce wearerexposure to certain airborne particles including thosegenerated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and otherpowered medical instruments. As surgical masks, they aredesigned to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of bloodand other infectious materials. 

The 1860 and 1860S particulate respirators are personalprotective equipment (PPE) that are primarily intended toprotect the health care workers by reducing exposure toharmful airborne particles which are small enough to beinhaled – typically particles less than 100 microns in size.These include airborne particles that may contain biologicalmaterial e.g. Bacillus anthracis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis,mould and the virus that causes Severe Acute RespiratorySyndrome (SARS), and Influenza.

The following materials are used in the production of 1860,1860S respirators:

This respirator does not contain components made fromnatural rubber latex. 

Maximum mass of products = 11.3g

  • NIOSH approved N95 respirator 
  • Meets NIOSH 42 CFR 84 N95 requirements for aminimum 95% filtration              efficiency against solid and liquidaerosols that do not contain oil. 
  • NIOSH approval number: TC-84A-0006 
  • FDA cleared for use as a surgical mask 
  • Health Canada Class I medical device 
  • Bacterial Filtration Efficiency F2101 >99% BFE 
  • OSHA Assigned Protection Factor (APF) 10 
  • Australia TGA approved

Use For

  • Intended to be worn by operating room personnel duringsurgical procedures to help protect both the surgicalpatient and the operating room personnel from transfer ofmicroorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. 

  • Always follow User Instructions and use in manners asindicated

Do Not Use for

  • DO NOT use in industrial settings 

  • DO NOT use for gases or vapours (i.e. anesthetic gasessuch as isoflurane or vapours from sterilants such asglutaraldehyde.) 

  • DO NOT use in any manner not indicated in the UserInstructions

Fitting Instructions

Must be followed each time the respirator is worn. Beforefitting device, ensure hands are clean.

See Figure 1 below.

All respirator components should be inspected for damageprior to each use.

  1. Cup respirator in one hand with nosepiece at fingertips,allow headbands to hang freely below hand. 

  2. Hold respirator under chin, with nosepiece up. 

  3. Locate the upper strap across the crown of the head andthe lower strap below the ears. 

  4. Straps must not be twisted. 

  5. Using both hands, mould noseclip to the shape of the noseto ensure a close fit and good seal. Pinching the noseclipusing only one hand may result in less effective respiratorperformance. 

  6. The seal of the respirator on the face should be fit-checkedbefore entering the workplace.

Warnings and Use Limitations

Always be sure that the complete product is:

 - Suitable for the application

 - Fitted correctly

 - Worn during all periods of exposure

 - Replaced when necessary.

  • It is recommended that fit testing be conducted before assigninga respirator to an individual. If you cannot achieve a proper fit thendo not enter contaminated area. See your supervisor. 
  • Inspect respirator before each use to ensure it is in good workingcondition. Examine all the respirator parts for signs of damageincluding the two straps, noseclip, nose foam and staples. Therespirator should be disposed of immediately upon observation ofdamaged or missing parts. The respirator should be disposed ofimmediately upon observation of damaged or missing parts. 
  • Leave the contaminated area immediately and contact supervisor ifdizziness, irritation or other distress occurs. 
  • Dispose of used product in accordance with applicable regulations. 
  • All respirators should be used in accordance with local regulations. 
  • Do not alter, repair, wash, and abuse or misuse the respirator. 
  • Do not use with beards or other facial hair or conditions thatprevent a good seal between the face and the sealing edge of therespirator. 
  • The respirator can help protect the wearer’s lungs against certainairborne contaminants; however, it will not prevent entry throughother routes such as the skin or eyes, which would requireadditional personal protective equipment (PPE). 
  • The respirator is designed for occupational/professional use byadults who are properly trained in it’s use and limitations. Therespirator is not designed to be used by children. 
  • Individuals with a compromised respiratory system, such as asthmaor emphysema, should consult a physician and complete a medicalevaluation prior to use. 
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: +50 degrees Celsius. 
  • The filtration efficiency of the respirator may decrease in thepresence of oily mists.

Storage and Transportation

Shelf life of the unopened product is five (5) years from dateof manufacture when stored within temperature range of-20°C to +30°C and at less than 80% relative humidity. Endof shelf life date is marked on the product packaging. Beforeinitial use, always check that the product is within the statedshelf life. When storing or transporting this product useoriginal packaging provided.



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