Respiratory Protection Toolbox Talk

(Revised February 2022)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-102
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This fact sheet informs construction workers of the respiratory protection needed to protect themselves in the workplace. It describes how to select, use, and maintain NIOSH-approved respirators to promote proper respiratory protection practices and limit the number of construction workers exposed to unsafe airborne contaminants.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2021]. Respiratory Protection Toolbox Talk. By Kiederer M, Smith A, Coffey C. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-102 (revised 02/2022), https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2022102revised022022external icon.

List of Revisions
Revision Date Revisions Citation of Revision
December, 2019 (Original) NIOSH [2021]. Respiratory Protection Toolbox Talk. By Kiederer M, Smith A, Coffey C. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-102, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2022102external icon
February, 2022
  • Replaced the acronym EFFR with a full written description of an elastomeric full-facepiece respirator
  • Removed incorrect language about finding the words “NIOSH Approved” on the respirator packaging
  • Added text on the respirator approval label to clarify it indicates the respirator is approved
  • Added information on the Certified Equipment List
NIOSH [2021]. Respiratory Protection Toolbox Talk. By Kiederer M, Smith A, Coffey C. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-102 (revised 02/2022), https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2022102revised022022external icon.

 

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