SAFETY FIRST – PROTECTIVE MASK EDITION
COVID-19 changed everything.
It’s changed the way we interact socially, it’s changed the way we do business.
It’s changed the way we view life, it’s changed the way we view death.
It’s changed the way we learn, it’s changed the way we entertain ourselves.
One thing it hasn’t changed, though, is our evolutionary need to prioritize safety first – our survival depends on it.
More than ever, personal protection is at the very top of a now very short list of “must-haves,” and at a time like this, the conversation is about so much more than just safety footwear.
As a PPE manufacturing company, KPR is committed to your safety as a whole.
As we monitored (and continue to monitor) the developments of the COVID-19 situation over the last few months, we realized we were in a prime position to assist with flattening the curve.
From there, we took it upon ourselves to acquire a Medical Device Establishment License from the Government of Canada so that we could legally start providing high-quality disposable surgical masks (complete with FDA, CE and ASTM Level 3 certifications) and KN95 masks (also FDA and CE approved) to medical and dental clinics all over Canada.
We’re now making them available to the public - check out our new online mask portal to get yours! And, soon, thanks to our experience in automation, we're going to be making them - period. Right here in Toronto.
But do I HAVE to wear a mask?
Well, the Canadian government recommends that masks be worn anytime you’re in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19 – it says so on their website.
What this means is that while it’s true that we live in a democracy and no one can FORCE you to do anything but pay taxes, you still totally should.
The simplified science behind this is that if you’re wearing a mask, viral droplets and particles have a much harder time both getting in (to infect you) and getting out (to infect others). It’s the most effective two-way protection available at the moment besides staying inside and self-isolating, which is, for better or for worse, coming to an end.
As the province of Ontario gradually re-opens, the risk of contracting COVID-19 increases exponentially despite the implementation of social distancing measures in business establishments. We’ve seen the plastic screens cafes and restaurants now have separating customer from cashier protects the customer from the cashier and vice versa, but what measures are in place to help prevent co-workers (whose jobs depend on them being in constant close contact) from infecting one another? When it comes to personal protective equipment, don’t settle for less – this is (sometimes) life and death we’re talking about here.
If you don’t know where to begin because you have doubts due to the countless reports in our media about masks getting recalled as a result of sub-par quality and falsely-claimed standards, let KPR look out for you – you’ll breathe easy knowing you have on the highest grade of personal protective gear available to the general public, which in turn will let you focus on ensuring you make a safe and smooth transition back into your work routine.
Follow @kprsafetyco on all social media platforms now to keep up on any new PPE products we can make available – for now, please visit shop.kprsafety.com for all your personal protective equipment needs!