Respirators

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

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-166/default.html

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

http://aaohn.org/respiratory-protection

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

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2016-109/pdfs/2016-109.pdf

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

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2016/01/05/fit-testing/

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/RecommendedGuidanceExtUse.html

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-117/

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

Feb 01, 2012
OSHA Respiratory Protection Videos

http://www.osha.gov/video/respiratory_protection/index.html

This site provides 9 videos, each in English and Spanish, relating to the safe use of respirators.

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2011
OSHA-NIOSH INFO Sheet: Maximize your spirometry screening and surveillance resources

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3415.html

In occupational settings, spirometry can be used to establish a baseline before assigning a worker to job tasks that are physically demanding, that require use of a respirator, or that may expose the worker to respiratory hazards.

Source: OSHA

Mar 01, 2010
Air You Breathe: Oregon OSHA's Respiratory Protection Guide for Agricultural Employers

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3654.pdf

In this guide from Oregon OSHA you'll learn what you can do to protect your employees from agricultural respiratory hazards.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 02, 2010
How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-133/

How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator

Source: NIOSH