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NIH Safetycasts In a Minute - Respiratory Protection Program

NIH Safetycasts In A Minute - Respiratory Protection Program


The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS), a part of the Office of Research Services, has released another "Safetycast In A Minute" video. This episode reminds personnel that they must be medically cleared by the Occupational Medical Service and fit tested by DOHS before respirator use.  Considering the potential respiratory hazards associated with our clinical, research and facilities maintenance environments, failure to complete medical clearance, fit testing and training can have a negative effect on the employee's health.


Produced by DOHS, these videos highlight and provide brief occupational health and safety changes, tips, etc. More videos on other topics will follow in the coming months.


You can view Safetycasts In A Minute videos by visiting, or joining the "A HEALTHY SAFE NIH" LISTSERV at   


For more detailed information on the Respiratory Protection Program, please contact the Technical Assistance Branch of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety at 301-496-2960 or online at