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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.
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
Occupational Safety and Health Answers: Chemical Protective Clothing and Glove Selection
Chemical protective clothing should not be considered as a replacement for engineering control methods. This website addresses questions and answers related to the safe and proper use of protective clothing.
OSHA Eye and Face Protection eTool
OSHA's Eye and Face Protection eTool provides compliance assistance information to employers and employees, helps implement requirements for a hazard assessment, and aids in the selection of eye and face protective equipment. It applies to occupational and educational operations involving potential eye and face hazards.