PPE Resources

The Building Industry Association of Washington is providing this list as guidance. We make no endorsement of these companies or guarantee regarding product availability. 


The Department of Labor and Industries provided guidance about when workers are required to use cloth face coverings and masks. This guidance applies to workers who are not treating active COVID-19 patients in hospitals and clinics. We are making this information available so you can begin acquiring the proper masks you need.

Phase 2/3 Rules

The face-covering required is determined by the type of work being performed and the distance that can be maintained between workers. Refer to Coronavirus Facial Covering and Mask Requirements for additional details.

  • Low transmission risk (six feet or more at all time):
  • Medium transmission risk (six feet to three feet):
    • Manufactured mask required such as a dust mask, foreign system non-NIOSH approved filtering facepiece respirator (such as KN95), medical procedure masks.
  • High transmission risk (three feet or closer):
    • Elastomeric half- or full-face respirator with particulate filters or PAPR with a particulate filter. (Tight-fitting respirators must be fit-tested and the wearer must be clean-shaven. No fit-testing is required for loose fitting systems.); OR
    • Industrial-use N95, R95, or P95, or foreign system non-NIOSH approved filtering facepiece respirator (or other particulate respirator).

Low-Transmission-Risk Masks (NOTE: medical-grade face masks are NOT required for low-risk work):

Medium-Transmission-Risk Masks:

High-Transmission-Risk Masks:

Incredibly difficult to find. Can check the following places:

Hand Washing Stations

Warm Water Hand Washing Stations

Non-Heated Washing Stations

Water Containers

Eye Protection

Hand Sanitizer

Nitrile, Latex, or Vinyl Gloves (to be used for cleaning); otherwise, any glove for the work is acceptable

Alcohol-Based Wipes