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Improving respiratory protection programs in healthcare to reduce and control infection.
Doney-B; Greskevitch-M; Groce-D; Syamlal-G; Bang-KM; Oke-C; Mazurek-J
Infect Control Today 2009 Jul; 13(7):18,21-22
The risk of developing respiratory infection can be reduced by either wearing respiratory protection under the guidance of an effective respiratory protection program or using controls. In 2001, the Survey of Respirator Use and Practices gathered information on the types of respirators used, respirator use practices, and the respirator program characteristics from 40,002 randomly selected U.S. establishments. This report presents findings of the survey for the health services industry and compares them with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommendations.
Respirators; Respiratory-equipment; Respiratory-protection; Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Questionnaires; Work-practices; Occupational-health; Regulations; Surveillance
Journal Article; Trade
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Infection Control Today
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division