As the Biden Administration prepares to make NIOSH-approved N95 respirators widely available to the American public, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and its members, leading manufacturers of safety equipment and technologies, support the Administration’s plan to source these respirators from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

Getting these respirators into the hands of everyone in the U.S. who needs them is a top priority. Quickly replenishing the Strategic National Stockpile after this mass distribution is equally vital because a state or region may need SNS supplies to respond to an emergency.

As ISEA recently stated, NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are the gold standard backed and produced by U.S. companies. Thanks to the federal government’s investment in U.S. respirator manufacturing to prevent shortages of safety equipment necessary to protect Americans in a health emergency, America’s N95 manufacturers are equipped to help meet current demand as well as assist in rapidly replenishing the Strategic National Stockpile.