TITLE

OSHA enforcing N95 respirators for HCWs treating H1N1 flu patients

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Gary; Marill, Michelle
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Dec2009 Supplement, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require the use of N95 particulate respirators among health care workers to prevent them from acquiring H1N1 from patients. Discussed is the reason N95 respirators are more effective than surgical masks and the OSHA recommending their use in compliance with a directive from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC). Identified are workers performing high-hazard, aerosol-generating procedures as those who most need protection from H1N1.
ACCESSION #
48679594

 

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