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MSA recognizes the critical need for PPE as we work together in the effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a leader in safety, MSA is an essential business and intends to continue operating its manufacturing facilities during times of lockdown or crisis, to the extent practicable, while protecting the health and safety of our workforce. We do this because many of our customers require protection to continue to work in times of global crisis. This includes first responders, who are tasked with keeping us safe and, in some cases, directly responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. It also includes helping to protect those tasked with keeping our infrastructure functioning, particularly in times of a global emergency. While disposable respirators – such as N95, FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 masks – are not manufactured by MSA, we have donated our available supply of these products (sourced from third-party suppliers) to various medical institutions around the world. These donations, totaling more than 140,000 disposable masks, are helping to protect medical professionals and first responders in and around the communities where MSA has operations. MSA does and will continue to produce advanced air-purifying respirators, such as elastomeric half-mask, full-facepiece respirators and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs). These products are an adjacent line connected to MSA’s Core portfolio of supplied-air respirators. Many industrial companies, first responder agencies, and healthcare organizations have expressed interest in using these types of respirators because of the global shortage of disposable masks. In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, MSA has taken steps to increase the production of these respirators within our operations that manufacture these products. For the latest information, including detailed product cleaning guides based on CDC and NFPA recommendations, please see our dedicated COVID-19 information area at:
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