Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014 is N95 Day!

N95 Day is to recognize the importance of respiratory protection in the workplace and to become aware of the resources available when choosing and wearing a respirator.

Appropriate use of NIOSH-approved N95 filtering face respirators (FFRs) substantially reduces injury, illness, and death. NIOSH estimates that 20 million American workers use respirators every day to protect against potential job hazards.

NIOSH will sponsor a variety of activities for N95 day, including a Twitter chat with experts, a webinar on the importance of respirators for pandemic preparedness and Pinterest-able infographics with N95 FFR reminders, among others.

Follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #N95Day and on NIOSH’s Facebook page.