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NIOSH will offer respirator webinar

If you’re looking for training ideas for your staff, it might be time to train them on how to properly use a respirator.

NIOSH will offer a webinar, “The Science Behind Respirator Fit Testing in the Workplace: Past, Present, and Future,” on N95 Day, Sept. 6, 2016.

In this three-part webinar, participants will first learn the initial science behind the OSHA requirements to better explain why they are what they are, including why initial respirator fit testing is so important.

Next, findings of a recent NIOSH study that supports the need for annual fit testing will be discussed, and lastly, recent NIOSH developments toward improved headforms used for studying respirator fit of N95 filtering facepiece respirators will be presented.

For more information, register at the NIOSH website here. [1]