Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-102, 1995 Dec; :1-31
This guide was intended to be used by persons working in the health care industry for protection against tuberculosis. It answered several questions as they relate to the transmission of disease in this industry. The guide discussed the transmission of tuberculosis infection, why tuberculosis has become so important, preventive measures against the transmission of tuberculosis, different kinds of respirators, use of surgical masks, what certifies a respirator, how to recognize a certified respirator, particle respirators, powered air purifying respirators, positive pressure supplied air respirators, the usefulness of a formal respirator program, training to properly wear a respirator, correct sizing of the respirator, checking the fit of the respirator, proper care taking of the respirator, checking to see if the respirator is working properly, how long can the respirator be used, how to store the respirator correctly, disinfecting the respirator, comfort in use, how to talk to patients and coworkers while wearing a respirator, the interference of facial hair with respirator fit, and allergies to latex around the seal.