Supplies of a mask widely used during the 2003 Sars outbreak in Hong Kong are running low amid the mystery pneumonia scare in the city.
Researcers found no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza among healthcare personnel who used N95 respirators (8.2 percent) vs medical masks (7.2 percent).
Study finds that nanofibers have the possibility to enhance mask and respirator capability to capture nanoparticles like viruses and bacteria.
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency.
This tool* provides instruction on the proper selection of respiratory protection and the development of change schedules for gas/vapor cartridges as well as helps you comply with the OSHA respirator standard.
This resource offers videos on respirator wselection and use in an agricultural setting.
A video presentation demonstrating putting on and taking off respirators.
A video presentation about the use of respirators in healthcare settings.
A guidance document offering an overview of Ebola, the recommended CDC guidelines, and the NIOSH-approved respiratory products meeting the criteria outlined by the CDC.
This guidance provides information on what respirators are, how they work, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection.