Free Respiratory Protection Video Available from OSHA
Originally published by: Alliance Safety Council — September 1, 2020
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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory protection has become a topic of utmost importance. COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. Because the virus can be transmitted through respiratory droplets, respiratory protection plays a critical role in stopping the spread of the illness.
Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace by following the guidelines set forth by the CDC. To accomplish this, employers are instructed to consider implementing activities that prevent and reduce transmission among employees, maintain healthy business operations and maintain a healthy work environment. To protect workers, employers must think about preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing workers with the right protective equipment.
A new webinar developed by the Region VI OSHA Training Institute Education Centers offers guidance on the proper implementation of a respiratory protection program and its relationship to the current pandemic. The webinar is intended to raise awareness among both employers and workers about the hazards of COVID-19 and the need and proper use of respiratory protection.
The one-hour video focuses on the following topics:
- What is COVID-19?
- Respiratory Protection
- Respirator Written Program Requirements
- Education and Training
- Tools and Resources
The video is free of charge. Register here to receive a link to the video.