N95 Day- September 4, 2015
From the CDC:
Recognize N95 Day on September 4, 2015 - A day earlier, but another year wiser
N95 Day, A NIOSH-Approved Holiday
Our focus this year is to provide you with the tools you need to provide and/or practice proper respiratory protection when the use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators is necessary.
It's our 4th on the 4th!
NIOSH is celebrating our 4th annual N95 Day on Friday September 4, 2015. This is a deviation from our normal September 5 schedule ... but we didn't want the pesky weekend to hinder you from accessing this great information.
Per tradition, this year's N95 Day will utilize our social media channels to reach out to N95 filtering facepiece respirator users and respiratory protection program managers. Look for us on Twitter (@NIOSH, @NPPTL, #N95Day) Facebook, Instagram (new!), and Pinterest as well as our annual N95 Day NIOSH Science Blog article.
Webinar (More information and registration coming soon!)
As we focus on the tools needed for proper respiratory protection, we want to put a special emphasis on this year's N95 Day webinar. NIOSH is partnering with The Joint Commission on this webinar to highlight the availability of two new educational products, Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit: Resources for Respirator Program Administrators (National Toolkit)<http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-117/>, and Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field<http://www.jointcommission.org/topics/monographs_and_white_papers.aspx>. In addition, the webinar will cover an array of NIOSH-supported research, including the REACH I and REACH II studies and outcomes, and other new resources and training modules. Topics will include the key components of a respiratory protection program, the processes used to develop the educational resources, highlight the features and key points in each, and the importance of organizational leadership and performance improvement.
Watch the NIOSH N95 Day website<http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/N95Day.html> for additional information and breaking information.