Regardless of what it is that you or your employees are wearing as a safety mask if you have a budget to stick to. This can make it tempting to buy foreign-made masks – since they are often cheaper than buying American … at least in the short run.
In fact, American-made masks tend to be safer and of higher quality, which means you don’t have to worry about a variety of factors that would lead you to make additional purchases or put anyone at risk. It also means a lowered costs and higher confidence in the product over the long term when you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing low-quality masks that aren’t up to par. Let’s talk about just a few of the ways buying American-made masks is safer than buying foreign-made masks.
The U.S. has some of the highest safety standards in the world, but the government can only regulate the masks that are made on American soil. Anything made overseas is a guessing game, and when you’re buying cheaper masks, one of the reasons they’re cheaper is a lack of safety and quality standards. The reduced regulation allows them to spend less per part, but it also means you’re getting an inferior product, which will reduce the quality of your overall product. If your product falls apart and risks endangering anyone who uses it, you could be liable for any of these hazards caused by the faulty product.
Ethically, this is the right move to prioritize if you are supplying masks for your workplace!
American regulations also protect the environment more than almost any other country that produces lower-priced goods, which means the masks made here cannot be made with certain harsh chemicals both in the production process as well disposal. Not only does that keep our environment safe, but it keeps the people both producing & using the end product safe because it significantly reduces the chances the masks will leak harsh chemicals into their environment after they’ve been included in a product. The end result is that the environment is safer (which benefits everyone), your workers are safer when handling the masks, and the end-user is safer.
While you need to make sure your workers and your customers are safe, it’s also nice to know the people who made the masks you used to make your product were also safe while making those masks. America has some of the strictest labor regulations in the world, which are designed, not only to ensure workers are paid a fair wage but that the environment in which they work is safe so they don’t have to worry about getting injured (or worse) on the job.
When you buy American-made masks, you can be sure the people who made those masks were paid a fair wage for their work, and that their working conditions were safe and healthy.
Supporting the Local Economy
While our focus at ESTCO Enterprises, Inc. is always on making sure we can provide the best masks we can make for our customers, we also believe we are part of a larger community, which is why we partner with local vendors whenever possible. We believe that, when we support the local economy, we all win. Investing in American products and services provides wages to those around us, which allows them to afford better living conditions, which benefits the community as a whole.
If you’d like to know more about how we create mutually beneficial partnerships in our community, reach out now to our support staff on details for stocking up with your NIOSH N95 Masks to protect your employees, your workplace, and your country.