Respirator Trusted-Source Information

Section 3: Ancillary Respirator Information

CDC / NIOSH

Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page

General Procedures for Properly Putting on and Taking Off a Disposable Respirator pdf icon[PDF – 5.06 MB]

Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) I Healthcare Settings

Questions and Answers Regarding Respiratory Protection For Preventing 2009 H1N1 Influenza Among Healthcare Personnel

Questions and Answers about CDC’s Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings Including Protection of healthcare Personnel

Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings, Including Protection of Healthcare Personnel, Updated 10/14/09

CDC Q&A: Regarding Respiratory Protection for Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza among Healthcare Personnel

NIOSH Statement: The Risk of Serious Illness Among Healthcare Personnel Associated with 2009 H1N1 Influenza

Posters from CDC

CDC Clean Hands Save Lives – Protect patients, protect yourself pdf icon[PDF – 44 KB]

CDC General Procedures for Properly Putting On and Taking Off a Disposable Respirator pdf icon[PDF – 5.06 MB]
En españolpdf icon

OSHA

Fact Sheet – Respiratory Infection Control: Respirators Versus Surgical Masksexternal icon
It is important that employers and workers understand the significant differences between these two types of personal protective equipment. The decision whether or not to require workers to use either surgical masks or respirators must be based upon a hazard analysis of the workers’ specific work environments and the different protective properties of each type of personal protective equipment.

Respiratory Protection in General Industryexternal icon

Respiratory Protection in Constructionexternal icon

Respirator Typesexternal icon

Respirator Fit Testingexternal icon

Maintenance and Care of Respiratorsexternal icon

Medical Evaluations for Workers Who Use Respiratorsexternal icon

Respiratory Protection Training Requirementsexternal icon

Voluntary Use of Respiratorsexternal icon

Counterfeit and Altered Respirators: The Importance of NIOSH Certificationexternal icon

Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers Training Video

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employersexternal icon

Frequently Asked Questions on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employersexternal icon

Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic (2009) pdf icon[PDF – 615 KB]external icon

The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masksexternal icon (Possible Solutions section)

Respirator Safetyexternal icon (Training Video section)

Workplace Safety and H1N1external icon

OSHA Quick Card: Protect Yourself Pandemic Flu Respiratory Protectionexternal icon

OSHA Fact Sheet: Respiratory Infection Control: Respirators Versus Surgical Masksexternal icon

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Respiratory Protectionexternal icon

Additional Resources for Healthcare

Healthcare Workers’ Respiratory Protection Trainingexternal icon

NIOSH Research Highlights Importance of Rigorous Standards for Gowns Used to Protect Healthcare Workers

Preparedness through Daily Practice: The Myths of Respiratory Protection in Healthcare

Respiratory Protection Education & Resources Webkitexternal icon

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Fieldexternal icon

Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit

Page last reviewed: January 29, 2018