Respirator Awareness: Your Health May Depend On It
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-138
Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers
One of the occupational hazards in the healthcare setting is the airborne transmission of certain infectious diseases. The potential of exposure is not limited to physicians, nurses, and support personnel in direct patient care. It extends to those delivering food, cleaning patient rooms, and performing maintenance. Anyone working in areas with patients infected with airborne-transmissible diseases is potentially at risk.