IS 16289 : 2014 : Medical Textiles Surgical Face Masks Specification

ICS 11.140; 59.080.01 TXD 36

Reaffirmed 2019


This standard specifies the performance requirements and test methods of surgical face masks intended to limit the transmission of infective agents from staff to patients and (in certain situations) vice-versa during surgical procedures in operating theatres and other healthcare services such as patient care, with similar requirements. This standard is not applicable to masks intended exclusively for the personal protection of staff.


The standards listed in Annex A contain provisions, which through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision and parties to agreements based on this standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated in Annex A.