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Respirator Selection: Public Health Respiratory Protection Program Template - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Respirator Selection:
Public Health Respiratory Protection Program Template

Only respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be selected and used.

  • N95 respirators are available for contact tracing, disease investigation and patient contact/care. (Airborne Precautions)

  • A powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) is available for contact tracing, disease investigation and patient contact/care (include this only if your agency has one or intends to buy one). (Airborne Precautions)
    • A PAPR may be selected for use if:
      • The N95 respirator choice(s) does not fit
      • Employee has facial hair or facial deformity that would interfere with mask-to-face seal
      • The N95 respirator choice(s) are unavailable
      • Desired for high-risk aerosol-generating procedures

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Updated Monday, 17-Oct-2022 21:54:55 CDT