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NIOSH eNews: Upcoming Institute Of Medicine Workshops Focus on Personal Protective Equipment
April 12, 2010, 11:59 am
Filed under: News

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is planning public workshops pertaining to two IOM studies for NIOSH regarding personal protective technologies (PPT). One study assesses the need for further testing and certification of nonrespiratory PPT (e.g., eye protection, hearing protection, medical masks, protective clothing) given the positive impact NIOSH’s ongoing certification process has had on the quality of respirators in the workplace. The second study will provide recommendations on research and standards-setting for PPT for healthcare workers to prevent the transmission of pandemic influenza and other viral respiratory infections. This study updates the 2008 IOM report, Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers. More information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/nationalacad.html.

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