Respiratory protection and PPE

  1. Association for Occupational health Professionals in Healthcare. AOHP Beyond Getting Started Series Respiratory Protection in Healthcare Settings Web Reference Guide. Retrieved from 
  2. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). (2015). Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit
  3. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Personal protective equipment. Retrieved from
  4. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Personal protection equipment. Retrieved from
  5. The Joint Commission. (2015). Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies that work. Retrieved from:
  6. Elastomeric Half Mask Respirator Resources This web page provides summaries of NIOSH elastomeric half mask respirator (EHMR) research studies as well as links to NIOSH resources and other relevant published material about EHMRs.
  7. Respirator Exhalation Valve Research This web page provides an overview of NIOSH’s research studies that focus on determining the potential for respirators with exhalation valves to contribute to source control—i.e., their ability to filter respiratory secretions to prevent disease transmission to others.
  8. Revised Respiratory Protection Toolkit - NIOSH has revised its Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit. The resource was first issued in 2015 to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs.