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Respiratory Protection

Resources for respiratory protection related to infection prevention and control. Addresses noninfectious hazards such as chemical, radiological, as well as other emergency preparedness scenarios.

Resources and Projects

The Joint Commission developed and promoted resources related to respiratory protection. We engaged in a project, funded by CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL, which gathered examples of clinical situations where additional clarification regarding use of respiratory protection might be needed.

Commit to C.A.R.E

C.A.R.E. is an acronym for Community, Awareness, Responsibility and Equity. The Commit to C.A.R.E website provides free science-based resources about infectious diseases including how to reduce their spread in the workplace, prevent transmission and help make the built environment and people in them safer. The website was initially developed in 2021 by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) funded in part by a CDC/NIOSH grant.

OSHA: Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit

Initially published in 2015, OSHA updated this toolkit for healthcare settings in 2022.