I ended up shaving mine off during lockdown (and have regretted it ever since) but it makes the masks fit better. — Michael Wilson
Hence the reason that you need to be clean shaven to wear disposable or reusable negative pressure respirators. — Derek Miller
On the use of Vaseline, this from a WorkSafe prosecution just announced today: — Peter Bateman
Men usually have had two options if they had problems keeping a seal on their mask due to facial hair. The first was to shave off the beard and/or moustache. The second was to just deal with water in the mask. But we have the answer for you.
This Silicone Mask Seal helps those with facial hair, such as moustaches and/or beards, achieve a great mask seal. — Steve H
Maybe a good subject for a research project by one of your Masters students? — MattD2
We completed our risk assessment and the biggest risk for us is the use of masks due to constantly adjusting them due to the environmental conditions, having to replace masks often and therefore touching the masks with our hands etc, so for us it would make sense not to wear masks due to barriers, curtains, not face to face, etc...but we are forced by MPI and another association to follow the guidelines for mask use — Steffan St Clair-Newman
its more the "Association" enforcing guidelines, but I continue to try and influence our organisation to have faith in our risk assessment and enhanced protocols. — Steffan St Clair-Newman