Kenya – Draft Standard KS 2924: 2020 Personal Protective Equipment – Requirements and Test Methods

Draft Kenya standard KS 2924: 2020 personal protective equipment (face masks & masks for public use) – requirements and test methods This draft specifies the requirements for masks for general use as prevention of aerosolized emissions from person to person in the general public. A face mask with appropriate microbial barrier can be effective in reducing emission of the infective agents from the nose and mouth of an asymptomatic carrier or a patient with clinical symptoms. Normative references: EN ISO 10993-1, Biological evaluation of medical devices — Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk management process (ISO 10993-1) EN ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices — Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity (ISO 10993-5) EN ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices — Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization (ISO 10993-10) EN ISO 11737-1, Sterilization of medical devices — Microbiological methods — Part 1: Determination of a population of microorganisms on products (ISO 11737-1) ISO 22609, Clothing for protection against infectious agents — Medical face masks — Test method for resistance against penetration by synthetic blood (fixed volume, horizontally projected)