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The NIOSH-Approved Holiday, N95 Day!

Healthcare workers wearing N95 respirators

Thank you for celebrating N95 Day 2014 with us! If you missed it, you can still check out all the great information through our website and the blog listed below.

N95 Day is a time to recognize the importance of respiratory protection in the workplace and familiarize yourself with the resources available to help you make educated decisions when selecting and wearing a respirator.

Information Updated 9/05/2014

NIOSH is excited! September 5 is here, and that means so is one of our favorite holidays – N95 Day! Once again we will be reaching out through our social media channels to bring you the best N95 filtering facepiece respirator information. There will be several ways for you to partake in the celebration, including a NIOSH Twitter chat, webinar, new infographics, and more! We know that life is busy. Work is even busier. If N95s are part of your workplace respiratory protection program, please take some time on September 5 to focus on your safety and get to know NIOSH and the resources we provide.

View the NIOSH Science Blog: N95 Day 2014: Respirator Preparedness – Where Technology Meets Good Practices

Dr. Maryann D’Alessandro
NPPTL Director

NIOSH Twitter Chat

NIOSH respiratory protection experts are practicing their words per minute typing speed! This forum is an opportunity to ask all your N95 respirator questions. @NIOSH and @NPPTL will focus on best practices when using N95 respirators. This is a non-industry specific chat, so we hope to hear from representatives across all types of N95-using workplaces.

Join us at 2:00 p.m. EST. We will be using the hashtag: #N95Chat for this Twitter chat. The best way to tune into this chat is by typing #N95Chat into your Twitter search box. Leading the discussion will be the Director of the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Dr. Maryann D’Alessandro.


View the video recording of this webinar

This year, the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, the Total Worker Health group, and the Health Effects Laboratory Division are teaming up to focus on an important message that every N95 user and respiratory protection program administrator should always keep in mind– respirator preparedness is about proper practices every day. This N95 Day webinar will focus specifically on the healthcare industry. A panel of three NIOSH experts will talk about their individual research involving N95 respirators and how that research is important to respiratory protection programs and, ultimately, the N95 users in healthcare.

For more detailed information, go to our N95 Day 2014 Webinar page:

Respirator Preparedness in Healthcare: Where Technology Meets Good Practices

As a refresher, check out the N95 Day articles on the NIOSH Blog from the last two years. These blog posts highlight the spirit of the day, encouraging users everywhere to familiarize themselves with the N95 literature and guidelines available from NIOSH:

N95 Day 2012:

N95 Day 2013:

We hope respirator users will look forward to the festivities as we tout our N95 resources through the channels of Facebook, Twitter, and the NIOSH blog once again. To take part in the day, mark N95 Day on your calendar for September 5th and keep an eye on your social media.

Follow us @NPPTL and @NIOSH on twitter (#N95Day) and as well as on the NIOSH facebook page.

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