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AOHP Beyond Getting Started Series
Respiratory Protection in Healthcare Settings
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OSHA Web Resources
 

OSHA Web Pages
Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit Resources for Respiratory Protection Administrators – May 2015 
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3767.pdf 

Safety and Health Topics – Respiratory Protection https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/respiratoryprotection/guidance.html 

Hospital eTool, Healthcare Wide Hazards, Tuberculosis https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/tb/tb.html#RespiratoryProtection 

OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances - 2005
https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/bestpractices/html/hospital_firstreceivers.html

OSHA Bulletin: General Respiratory Protection Guidance for Employers and Workers – 2011
https://www.osha.gov/dts/shib/respiratory_protection_bulletin_2011.html 

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers – 2007 https://www.osha.gov/Publications/3328-05-2007-English.html 

Respiratory Protection eTool https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/respiratory/index.html 

Respiratory Protection Training and Reference Materials Library https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/materials_library.html#respiratoryprotection 

OSHA Videos
Medical Evaluations for Workers Who Wear Respirators https://www.osha.gov/video/respiratory_protection/medevaluations.html 

Respirator Fit Testing - English and Spanish https://www.osha.gov/video/respiratory_protection/fittesting.html 

Respirator Safety: Donning and Doffing and User Seal Checks Training Video – 2009 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzpz5fko-fg ; Spanish version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgRKuRcTGeE

Respirators Protection Training Requirements https://www.osha.gov/video/respiratory_protection/training.html 

Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers Training Video – Respirators in Healthcare Settings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qkXV4kmp7c 

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Training Video – 2009 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovSLAuY8ib8; Spanish version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K53pbXueDJw

NIOSH Web Resources
NIOSH Web Pages
Healthcare Workers Prevention Controls https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/healthcare/prevention.html 

Healthcare Respiratory Protection Resources https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/hospresptoolkit/default.html 

N95 Day, A NIOSH Approved Observance   https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/n95day.html

Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/RespSource.html
Respirators: Your TB Defense https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/video/tb.html 

Workplace Safety and Health Topics – Respirators https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/respirators/

 

National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/

NIOSH Fact Sheets

Fit Testing https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-129/default.html
 

User Seal Check https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-130/default.html 

Respirator Reuse and Extended Usehttps://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-128/default.html

Other Web Resources

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses AAOHN Academy Respiratory Protection Program Training and Resources http://aaohn.org/page/online-learningClick here for instructions on how to navigate this site.


N 95 Training and Fit Testing Verification Card - Click here to download

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Isolation Precautions  Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings – 2007 https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation/index.html

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Occupational Health Nurses and Respiratory Protection: Improving Education and Training - Letter Report (2011) http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2011/RespiratoryProtectionNurses.aspx
 


Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel Update 2010
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/review/docket129A/pdfs/NIOSH-129-A_IOMreport.pdf
 

The Use and Effectiveness of Powered Air Purifying Respirators in Health Care: Workshop Summary 2015
http://metrolinapreparedness.org/bw/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Use-and-Effectiveness-of-Powered-Air-Purifying-Respirators.pdf

The Joint Commission
Respiratory Protection in Hospitals: Resources and Practices 
https://www.jointcommission.org/topics/respiratory_protection_hospitals_resources_practices.aspx 

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field (2015)
https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/Implementing_Hospital_RPP_2-19-15.pdf

United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary
General Chapter <800>Hazardous Drugs-Handling in Healthcare Settings
http://www.uspnf.com/notices/general-chapter-hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings
 


 

 

Note: Through the OSHA and AOHP Alliance, AOHP developed this guide for informational purposes only.
It does not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA or the U.S. Department of Labor. Originated: 9/2011; Revised: 11/13, 6/15, 7/18, 8/18

 

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