Protect Yourself from Tuberculosis: A Respiratory Protection Guide for Health Care Workers

December 1995
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 96-102

The use of respirators in health care 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 health care 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.

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