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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1995 Jun;16(6):365-71.

Respiratory protection standard: comments on OSHA's proposed revision.

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Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-2637, USA.


On November 15, 1994, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register (59:58884-58956) the draft of a proposed revision of the Respiratory Protection Standard. One of OSHA's oldest standards, the Respiratory Protection Standard defines the conduct of the employer (eg, hospital) with respect to respirator training, fit testing, medical examinations, use, storage, and so on. The proposed revision appears to have been drafted with no consideration for its effect on healthcare workers or the healthcare industry. SHEA has prepared the following comments to OSHA, which have been submitted to the docket and will be presented at public hearings later this month.

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