Sep 9, 2015

N95 Day Webinar is now posted

​The N95 Day webinar Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: New Resources For Implementation is now available for viewing on our N95 Day page. (

The webinar slides can also be found on the N95 Day page. Another N95 Day has come and gone. But the tools and resources are still available. So keep the celebration going all year long. It's never too late to participate in #N95Day. See below for a summary of events from September 04.

We had a LOT going on this year on our social media channels. Please check us out on Twitter (@NIOSH, @NPPTL, #N95Day) Facebook, Instagram (new!), and Pinterest as well as our annual N95 Day NIOSH Science Blog article.

Webinar - Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: New Resources For Implementation

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View the webinar slides

As we focus on the tools needed for proper respiratory protection, we want to put a special emphasis on this year's N95 Day webinar. NIOSH is partnering with The Joint Commission on this webinar to highlight the availability of two new educational products, Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit: Resources for Respirator Program Administrators (National Toolkit), and Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field. In addition, the webinar will cover an array of NIOSH-supported research, including the REACH I and REACH II studies and outcomes, and other new resources and training modules. Topics will include the key components of a respiratory protection program, the processes used to develop the educational resources, highlight the features and key points in each, and the importance of organizational leadership and performance improvement.

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Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit
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.

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field
Protecting workers from exposure to all types of respiratory hazards is an important issue for hospitals and other healthcare organizations. In order to address this often overlooked danger, The Joint Commission and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) have collaborated to develop a new educational monograph designed to assist hospitals in implementing their respiratory protection programs (RPPs).


We pulled some of the important information from these new resources, packaging them into quick-study infographics to be used as educational tools. We hope that you will download, print, and use these to promote proper respiratory protection program practices.

Key Resources of a Respiratory Protection Program infographic     Respiration Fit Test Requirements infographic     Respirator use and infection control in healthcare infographic

Key Resources of a Respiratory Protection Program - PDF [1.059 KB], Image [833 KB]

Respiration Fit Test Requirements - PDF [1,123 KB], Image [962 KB]

Respirator Use and Infection Control in Healthcare - PDF [1,036 KB], Image [339 KB]

  As an additional part of the festivities:

We also wanted to highlight one of our important research efforts by sitting down with the project lead, Dr. Raymond Roberge. Dr. Roberge the topic of the safety of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) use by pregnant workers. This topic concerns many industries were women protect themselves through the use of N95 respirators. Check out the video on Youtube! You can learn more by visiting the recent NIOSH blog on the same topic: N95 Respirator Use During Pregnancy – Findings from Recent NIOSH Research

Relive the N95s of the past through these resource-packed blogs from the last three years: