Respirator Selection:
Clinic Respiratory Protection Program Template

Only respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be selected and used.

    • N95 respirators are available for contact tracing, disease investigation and patient contact/care. (Airborne Precautions)

    • A powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) is available for contact tracing, disease investigation and patient contact/care (include this only if your agency has one or intends to buy one). (Airborne Precautions)
      • A PAPR may be selected for use if:
        • The N95 respirator choice(s) does not fit
        • Employee has facial hair or facial deformity that would interfere with mask-to-face seal
        • The N95 respirator choice(s) are unavailable
        • Desired for high-risk aerosol-generating procedures
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Updated Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 12:07PM