National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH - State-based Occupational Health Surveillance Clearinghouse

Description:

This Clearinghouse is a collection of public health materials produced and shared by state programs. There is a section on COVID-19 materials created by the state.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 09/12/20

NIOSH - Generation and Behavior of Airborne Particles (Aerosols)

Description:

Presentation by Paul Baron, NIOSH Division of Applied Technology. Posted on NIOSH's Aerosols topic page, which covers, for example, measurement, control, and exposure characterization.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/05/20

NIOSH - How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator

Description:

This document uses photos and English and Spanish text to describe how to properly put on and take off a disposable respirator. 

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/04/20

NIOSH - Filtering out Confusion: Frequently Asked Questions about Respiratory Protection - User Seal Check

Description:

This document responds to questions about the need to do a user seal check once a fit test has been conducted.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/03/20

NIOSH - Filtering out Confusion: Frequently Asked Questions about Respiratory Protection - Fit Testing

Description:

This document responds to common questions about respirator fit testing, why it is done, frequency, need for a tight fit, and where to find more information.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/03/20

NIOSH - Three Key Factors Required for a Respirator to be Effective

Description:

This infographic provides three key steps for effective use of a respirator.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/03/20

NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators (4/22/2020)

Description:

This online resource provides a table of NIOSH-approved N95 respirators, listed alphabetically by manufacturer.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/03/20

NIOSH - Important Steps for Using NIOSH-Approved N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators

Description:

This infographic provides five key steps users of N95 filtering facepiece respirators should follow.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 08/28/20

NIOSH PPE Tracker App

Description:

The NIOSH PPE (personal protective equipment) mobile app can help healthcare and non-healthcare systems track their PPE inventory, including calculating their average PPE consumption rate or "burn rate". The app estimates how many days a PPE supply will last given current inventory levels and PPE burn rate.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 09/12/20

NIOSH Science Blog: Understanding the Use of Imported Non-NIOSH-Approved Respirators (4/23/2020)

Description:

This science blog discusses the response to the shortage of NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators, the FDA emergency use authorization, and information about imported respirators.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/03/20

NIOSH - International Assessment Results -- Not NIOSH -- approved

Description:

The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) "has completed International Assessments for the products listed" on this online resource. "These assessments were developed as an assessment of the filter efficiency for those respirators represented as certified by an international certification authority, other than NIOSH, to support the availability of respiratory protection to US health care workers and other workers due to the respirator shortage associated with COVID-19." 

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/05/20

NIOSH - Understanding the Difference (Surgical Mask / N95 Respirator)

Description:

An infographic that describes the difference between a surgical mask and N95 respirators, including intended use and purpose and limitations.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 08/28/20

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