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NIOSH Releases Guidance for Conserving and Extending Filtering Facepiece Respirator Supply in Non-Healthcare Sectors

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently issued Interim Guidance for Conserving and Extending Filtering Facepiece Respirator Supply in Non-Healthcare Sectors. This guidance details strategies for conserving, extending, and responding to shortages in the supply of NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) used in non-healthcare worksites, including construction. The aforementioned guidance states that employers should implement alternative controls to reduce, as much as possible, their reliance on PPE, particularly FFRs.

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