Personal Protective Equipment

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Jul 26, 2018
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) establish performance and design standards for respiratory protective devices (RPDs) to protect against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards and toxic industrial chemicals. This is the most recent document (July 2018).

Source: NIOSH

Nov 10, 2017
AAOHN Respiratory Protection Program

This American Association of Occupational Health Nurses' Respiratory Protection Program includes a Respiratory Protection course and accompanying resources for occupational health professionals who want to learn more about OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard and the role of the Respiratory Protection Program Administrator. Open to all.

Source: AAOHN

Jan 05, 2017
Oregon OSHA

This website provides access to information, rules and resources from Oregon OSHA.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 05, 2017
NFPA: First Responder Protective Clothing and Equipment Lessons Learned from Ebola Patient Response

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) journal recently interviewed Bill Haskell of NIOSH regarding the planned revisions to NFPA 1999, Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.

Source: NFPA

Mar 01, 2016
Workplace Solutions - Preparedness through Daily Practice: The Myths of Respiratory Protection in Healthcare

Evidence from surveillance studies indicates gaps in hospitals’ respiratory protection programmatic operations and healthcare workers’ marginal compliance with respiratory protection recommended practices.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2016
New NIOSH Study Supports the OSHA Annual Fit Testing Requirements for Filtering Facepiece Respirators

Results of a recently completed NIOSH study confirm the necessity of the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirator fit testing requirement, both annually and when physical changes have occurred.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2015
Recommended Guidance for Extended NIOSH Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings

This document recommends practices for extended use and limited reuse of NIOSH-certified N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”). The recommendations are intended for use by professionals who manage respiratory protection programs in healthcare institutions to protect health care workers.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2015
Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2014
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Personal Protective Equipment

OR-OSHA standards require employers to assess the workplace to determine if hazards may necessitate the use of personal protective equipment. This fact sheet illustrates how to perform workplace hazard assessments.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Dec 01, 2012
Selecting Work Boots plus infographic

This website uses an infographic to understand ASTD labeling of footware as well as assisting in selection of footwear for specific jobs an tasks.

Source: About Boots