Protect Yourself from Tuberculosis: A Respiratory Protection Guide for Health Care Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-102
The use of respirators in healthcare is a relatively new but important step in the efforts to prevent the transmission of TB. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) created “Protect Yourself Against Tuberculosis—A Respiratory Protection Guide for Health Care Workers” to answer questions about respirator use in the healthcare industry. This booklet is designed to serve as a quick reference for health care workers employed in a variety of settings and with varied educational backgrounds. It should be regarded as a complement to, not a substitute for, the required respiratory protection program.