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PHG N95 NIOSH-Approved, US-Made, Model 5160 Filtering Facepiece Respirators

Item #: 11165

Normal Availability: 1 business day

Product Description

Also check out our NIOSH-approved N95 cup-style model (item # 11156). Want even more protection? Try our NIOSH-approved N99's (item # 11158).

For folding N95's that are FDA/NIOSH-approved for surgical/healthcare use, see our ALG folding masks (item # 11190) and ALG cup-style masks (item # 11191).

On July 18, 2021 former FDA head Scott Gottlieb stated "Quality of mask is going to make a difference with a variant that spreads more aggressively like Delta does, where people are more contagious and exude more virus," he said "Trying to get N95 masks into the hands of vulnerable individuals in places where this is really epidemic I think is going to be important, even in cases where they're vaccinated, if they want to add another layer of protection."

Protective Health Gear's (PHG's) Model 5160 N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators are NIOSH-approved (approval number TC-84APH15) and are manufactured in the USA.  These masks fold flat and are individually packaged so you can easily stash them in your pocket or purse when you are on the go. The latex-free elasticized head straps are fusion welded and staple-free for durability and comfort. The four layers of filtration include an extra soft inner layer that feels great on your face. An adjustable metal nosepiece and inner foam nose cushion help ensure a good fit. A PDF file containing the instructions, cautions/limitations, manufacturer information and NIOSH approval information is available for download.

These masks are designed to protect the wearer against non-oil-based particles as small as 0.3 microns, while still allowing the user full, deep breaths of clean, fresh air. They are ideal for applications in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, aviation, construction, automotive, manufacturing, government, food processing sectors and more.  N95 filtering respirators filter at least 95% of airborne particles. NIOSH has a convenient discussion of particulate filtering respirator classifications on their web site.

These vertical duckbill style masks are normally sold in boxes of 20 or 50 as well as cases of 1,000, but we are also offering them in 2 and 5-packs so you can try them out on an affordable basis before committing to a larger quantity.  For case quantity purchases ($3,000 per case of 1,000 masks) please contact us by phone or email. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.  WE CAN NOT ACCEPT RETURNS ON THIS ITEM. 

We are authorized distributors for Protective Health Gear. To learn more about PHG, check out this recent news report on the company.

Technical Note 1: The metal nosepiece is folded nearly flat when new. While this product is intended to be disposable, if you plan to reuse the mask we recommend that you do not refold the nosepiece between wearings to keep the metal from failing prematurely.

Technical Note 2: Respirators with KN designations such as KN95 are not NIOSH-approved. While the US FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for unapproved respirators under certain conditions, the market for KN95's is fraught with substandard and counterfeit products and  should be considered only when approved alternatives are unavailable. A recent study by ECRI determined that up up to 70% of  imported non-NIOSH certified respirators exhibit filtration performance "significantly inferior" to NIOSH-certified N95's.

Technical Note 3: The manufacturer does not currently list an expiration date for these masks. We sticker the boxes with the month/year of manufacture so you can track that. As each mask is sealed in its own pouch, we expect at least a 2-3 year shelf life out of them if they are stored in a climate-controlled setting. We have reached out to the manufacturer on this and will update this note if they have anything to add.

Tax tip! The Internal Revenue Service has stated that the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of coronavirus are deductible medical expenses.  They are also eligible for reimbursement under health flexible spending accounts such as FSA's and HSA's.


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Manufactured in: USA

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  1. High Quality and Legit --- Buying MORE! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 3rd 2021

    These masks are legit. I did my research on everything from safetyemporium's history, to the manufacturing facility and company that makes the masks, to the NIOSH approvals. Being nervous due to rampant counterfeiting (coming from China) in the mask supply chain, I wanted to be sure.... And what I found all checked out. :)

    I was delighted to discover that these are the REAL DEAL! MADE IN USA!

    My testing confirms that these are indeed N95, they're authentic, and I couldn't be happier with them! (I later discovered that my employer has been ordering from safetyemporium for years)


  2. I bought 10 more! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 10th 2020

    I love these masks. They are so comfortable and I did fit testing for years, and even without the kit, I know these fit me and my husband. I bought 10 more!

  3. GREAT FIT! GREAT MASK ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 5th 2020

    This mask is a terrific NIOSH approved N95 mask. It's extremely comfortable and fits snugly around the nose and cheeks of the face giving a very effective seal. With NIOSH approved high quality N95s in short supply, this is a welcome addition to the better known Beilcor and 3M N95 families.
    Living in New York City, I'm very happy these are being made and are available.

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