4 Reasons to Use a Surgical Face Mask with a Clear Window in the Workplace

The Communicator Face Mask In the Workplace

4 Reasons to Use a Surgical Face Mask with a Clear Window in the Workplace

With COVID-19 still a reality, businesses may want to provide masks for their workplace. In order to promote accessibility at your office, Safe‘N’Clear recommends using a surgical face mask with a clear window like The Communicator™ mask. The Communicator™ provides FDA-approved mask safety, while also giving the opportunity to see more of your employees’ faces that we expect in face-to-face interactions. Working with businesses throughout the country, Safe‘N’Clear is familiar with all the benefits our masks can provide. 

With that in mind, we have created this guide on reasons to use surgical face masks with clear windows in your workplace. Learn four reasons below! 

1. Protect Yourself and Others with an FDA-Approved Mask

When you wear a surgical face mask with a clear window, you protect yourself and others from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. In the wake of cold germs, COVID-19 and variants, and other infectious diseases, this important step can help the members of your workplace stay safe. A 2008 study published in PLoS One measured how well masks could protect the wearer against a respiratory virus, finding that surgical masks reduced the chance of exposure by 76 percent. By providing a mask like The Communicator™, you are ensuring that your employees stay safe while in the office. A clear mask protects immunocompromised workers from being put at risk in the office and helps people with immunocompromised friends or family in their life stay safe. 

Whether or not masks are expressly required in all areas of the workplace, having them for your office, school, healthcare facility, restaurant, or other business can provide a level of safety to your employees. 

2. Allow Everyone to Be Understood with an ADA Accessible Mask 

The Communicator™ surgical mask with a clear window is unique. The Communicator™ encourages the benefits of face-to-face communication. The Communicator™ is ADA-effective, and the clear film allows for fog-free communication for people who are visual communicators, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or on the Autism spectrum. When you are able to see each other’s mouths, you can allow for lip reading and other visual communication that is not possible with a traditional mask. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,

“One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing examinations.”

Many people in your workplace and many of your customers could be experiencing hearing loss. By using an ADA-accessible mask, you can create a positive impact. A clear mask also allows everyone in your office to be able to communicate effectively and fully work together. 

3. Facilitate Collaboration and Connection in Your Workspace 

Not only does a mask with a clear window make communication possible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but workers can also easily see more of their coworkers’ faces. When only eyes are revealed, sometimes reading social cues and facial expressions can be strained. By showing more facial expressions, your employees can have a sense of connection that is lost with traditional mask use. 

Many people, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, found the process of communication was harder to really collaborate and build bold ideas with their coworkers over a digital format, like Zoom or messaging apps. As Lucidspark found in their survey of managers and employees of remote workspaces

“90% rated it as one of their top three concerns related to employees working from home. In contrast, 75% of employees cited collaboration as having suffered the most, rather than productivity. Collaboration was a clear area of focus in distributed workforces during the COVID-19 work-from-home period. In fact, 75% of remote employees who expressed concerns about working from home ranked team collaboration as the aspect of their work that suffered the most.”

Now that work is moving back to physical workplaces, you can facilitate full collaboration and communication with a mask like The Communicator™. A clear mask will allow you to have more productive brainstorming sessions and bolder ideas, now that everyone can be part of the conversation. 

4. Supports All Kinds of Work Environments 

Safe‘N’Clear supports all kinds of work environments with The Communicator™ Surgical Facemask with Clear Window to support PPE needs, including healthcare, education, business, and government organizations. Whether they are assisting customers from behind a cash register or helping a patient with a current issue, or even chaperoning a class trip, businesses that partner with Safe‘N’Clear can stay protected while  being ADA accessible.

Working with organizations with a variety of masking needs, Safe‘N’Clear is used to helping businesses of all sizes maintain safety all year long. Partnering with a business like Safe‘N’Clear to get a medical-grade face mask with a clear window that is good enough to use in a hospital operating room can ensure that your public-facing business is supported throughout your business hours.

Ready to Get The Communicator™ for Your Business?

Of course, these are just a couple of reasons surgical masks with clear windows can be helpful for your work environment. If you are making sure that your office has all the PPE needed in the year to come, we hope you will consider Safe‘N’Clear for your masking needs. 

Safe‘N’Clear markets The Communicator™ surgical face mask with clear window, which is the first FDA-approved medical facemask. The mask is 100% sourced and made in the USA and ADA-effective, allowing schools to serve students with accessible, transparent, and clear communication. The Communicator™ is also approved by Health Canada and Europe’s CE mark; The Communicator™ is definitely the best medical-grade mask quality-wise and communication-wise. If you are ready to get started, shop The Communicator™ mask here. You can also learn all about Safe’N’Clear  here