A concern was brought to my attention by one of our employees with respect to continuously using face masks. We use cloth face masks and dust masks; we do not use N95. Unfortunately, the employee saw information on social media that suggested that using a face mask for long periods of time will cause respiratory issues due to breathing back. I have not seen any legitimate information that suggests that face masks are a risk.
Our employees wear a face mask while working and have three breaks during the 8 hour work shift to remove the mask. My employee is reacting to fear and obviously I want to address this in order to feel safe in these trying times.
Does anyone have information that will shed light on the extended use of cloth or dust masks being hazardous to your health?