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AOHP Beyond Getting Started Series
Respiratory Protection in Healthcare Settings
Web Reference Guide

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OSHA Web Resources

OSHA Web Pages
Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit Resources for Respiratory Protection Administrators – May 2015 

Safety and Health Topics – Respiratory Protection 

Hospital eTool, Healthcare Wide Hazards, Tuberculosis 

OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances - 2005

OSHA Bulletin: General Respiratory Protection Guidance for Employers and Workers – 2011 

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers – 2007 

Respiratory Protection eTool 

Respiratory Protection Training and Reference Materials Library 

OSHA Videos
Medical Evaluations for Workers Who Wear Respirators 

Respirator Fit Testing - English and Spanish 

Respirator Safety: Donning and Doffing and User Seal Checks Training Video – 2009 ; Spanish version:

Respirators Protection Training Requirements 

Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers Training Video – Respirators in Healthcare Settings 

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Training Video – 2009; Spanish version:

NIOSH Web Resources
NIOSH Web Pages
Healthcare Workers Prevention Controls 

Healthcare Respiratory Protection Resources 

N95 Day, A NIOSH Approved Observance

Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page
Respirators: Your TB Defense 

Workplace Safety and Health Topics – Respirators


National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

NIOSH Fact Sheets

Fit Testing

User Seal Check 

Respirator Reuse and Extended Use

Other Web Resources

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses AAOHN Academy Respiratory Protection Program Training and Resources 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

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Occupational Health Nurses and Respiratory Protection: Improving Education and Training - Letter Report (2011)

Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel Update 2010

The Use and Effectiveness of Powered Air Purifying Respirators in Health Care: Workshop Summary 2015

The Joint Commission
Respiratory Protection in Hospitals: Resources and Practices 

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field (2015)

United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary
General Chapter <800>Hazardous Drugs-Handling in 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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