NIOSH’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory has marked Sept. 7-10 as its annual Respiratory Protection Week, an event intended to promote proper respiratory protection practices through the sharing of related research findings and educational tools.
In 2019, NIOSH expanded N95 Day, which had been observed since 2012, into Respiratory Protection Week.
As organizations continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, NIOSH says it has remained focused on developing information products to address frequently asked questions related to respiratory protection and personal protective equipment.
“This extraordinary time emphasizes the importance of respiratory protection and PPE,” NPPTL Director Maryann D’Alessandro said in a press release. “We are excited to spread awareness on this topic, spotlight our valuable resources and provide insight into our vision regarding the future of PPE.”
NIOSH is set to host separate one-hour webinars:
- The Future of Respiratory Protection and Other Personal Protective Equipment, at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 7
- Authorities Associated with Respiratory Protection – The Role of NIOSH, the FDA, and OSHA, at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 9
For more information, follow updates from @NIOSH_NPPTL on Twitter.
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