January 06, 2010 | | Comments 0
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California recalls N95 respirators for poor fit-tests

In a development from California that bears watching elsewhere, the state’s OSHA agency has recalled a stockpile of 3M 8000 N95 respirators issued to healthcare workers.

The state says poor fit-testing is to blame for the recall. You can learn more about this situation from our sister blog, OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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Scott Wallask About the Author: Scott Wallask is senior managing editor for HCPro's Hospital Safety Center (www.hospitalsafetycenter.com) and the award-winning newsletters, Briefings on Hospital Safety and Healthcare Life Safety Compliance. He has written about healthcare for HCPro since 1998, with a focus on occupational and building safety, emergency management, fire protection, and infection control. Prior to joining HCPro, he worked as a reporter for several newspapers in eastern Massachusetts. He holds a BA in print journalism, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University in Boston. Contact Scott at swallask@hcpro.com.

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