The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and our Respirator Manufacturers have brought to our attention the
shortage of respirator supplies which in turn we have verbally communicate to CONSOL.
This Memo is to further the conversation and update you on what Vesta Mine Supply (VMS) is doing to provide
products to your organization and recommended steps in furthering your currently supply.
Furthering your current stock:
Currently VMS offers CONSOL a half mask reusable respirator. The mask is under extreme demand under the current
state of the country. We would like to remind you that the mask has replacement filters, that are not under the
same stress as the mask themselves.
VMS recommends utilizing these replacement filters along with, some common cleaning practices for the mask. The
manufacture recommends using a respirator wipe to clean the mask of any dirt, grease or other containments. The
respirator wipes have alcohol as an ingredient killing germs and bacteria preventing a spread of virus.
By reusing the current mask supply, cleaning the mask and using a replacement filter as needed, this will lessens the
amount of new mask needed daily and help with the demand of the mask.
Stocking New Mask and Alternatives
VMS has mask in stock and has more on order. We also have recruited different styles of reusable mask to meet
It is our goal for this not to become an issue and request that you consider the cleaning process and filter
replacement practice be implemented in some fashion, to maintain, a safe work environment for your miners and
We will be in contact with the individuals who may need further information on the wipes, filters and/ cleaning
practice here ASAP.
We greatly appreciate the partnership and hope we can work together to meet the needs and safety of your miners.
Thank you for your time.