Overview of Surgical Mask and Respirator Requirements Webinar
Recorded July 9, 2020
Presented by Matthew McGarrity, SGS – North America, Inc.
This webinar is offered at no cost to individual and corporate members of AATCC and at a 70% discount ($45) for nonmembers. Corporate members must contact Kim Nicholson to register offline.
AATCC is pleased to announce the PPE Testing Webinar Series will continue with a third webinar focusing on an overview of surgical mask and respirator requirements.
This presentation will provide an overview of surgical masks and respirator industry standard, methods, and regulations. Also discussed will be the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s actions to help alleviate the shortage medical PPE through COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA’s) and Enforcement Policies. The interim policies specifically relating to surgical masks and respirators will be highlighted.
About the Speaker
Matthew McGarrity joined the Hardlines group in CRS at SGS in 2010. He specializes in regulatory, industry requirements, and quality testing. Mr. McGarrity’s focus is on Medical PPE, Environmental Exposure, and Accelerated Aging. As a senior technical manager of Hardlines, Matt designs and manages NBE (National Brand Equivalency) and benchmark testing programs.
The first webinar in this series:
Impact Penetration Testing for Textiles Webinar
Recorded May 28, 2020
Presented by Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President
Impact penetration testing measures the amount of liquid that passes through a fabric under specified conditions. It is a key test for Level 1, 2, and 3 gowns and drapes in healthcare settings. This webinar will cover testing for PPE as well as other water-resistant applications. It will compare various versions of the test, including AATCC TM42, NWSP 80.3, and ISO 18695. The webinar includes full descriptions and demonstration of apparatus, materials, and testing procedure.
The second webinar in this series:
Hydrostatic Pressure Testing for Textiles Webinar
Recorded June 3, 2020
Presented by Erika Simmons, AATCC Technical Director
Hydrostatic pressure testing is required for level 2 and 3 medical gowns and drapes. It is also commonly used for evaluating high-performance rainwear. Learn to properly perform and interpret this test for any application, including when and how to use a restraint. The webinar addresses all aspects of AATCC TM127 and TM208.
These webinars are offered at no cost to individual and corporate members of AATCC and at a 70% discount ($45) for nonmembers. Corporate members must contact Kim Nicholson to register offline.