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Wednesday, September 10 • 8:00am - 10:00am
8:00 am - 10:00 am W003 An Overview of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard and the Role of the Occupational Health Nurse in a Healthcare Facility: The Essential Components

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Topic Overview:

For many occupational health professionals in healthcare, adequate respiratory protection for the staff who care for patients with airborne diseases may be an essential job function. In addition, there may be a need to provide respiratory protection for staff outside the clinical areas, such as engineering staff. This presentation will review the essential elements of a respiratory protection program based on OSHA’s respiratory protection standard (1910.134 CFR.) This training program was developed by a multi-association nursing advisory  group, supported by NIOSH, as a result of the recommendations of the 2011 Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Occupational Health Nurses and Respiratory Protection: Improving Education and Training: Letter Report.



  1. Discuss the development of the respiratory protection standard training modules.
  2. Identify the essential elements of a respiratory protection program.
  3. Identify internal and external resources for the evaluation of existing workplace respiratory programs.

avatar for Debra Novak, PhD, RN

Debra Novak, PhD, RN

Senior Service Fellow, NPPTL/NIOSH/CDC
Dr. Debra Novak is a Senior Service Fellow with NPPTL/NIOSH. Dr. Novak holds a PhD in Nursing from The University of Alabama-Birmingham and has over 30 years of experience in the field working in a variety of clinical, research and faculty positions. In her current position, she is responsible for translating PPE research findings to clinical workplaces and thereby promoting safer healthcare worker practices. Dr. Novak sits as an invited member... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Pompeii, PhD, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Lisa Pompeii, PhD, COHN-S, FAAOHN

The University of Texas
Lisa A. Pompeii is an Occupational Health Nurse and Epidemiologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Pompeii’s research focus is on occupational illness and injury among healthcare workers. She is the principal investigator of a NIOSH and AAOHN sponsored educational initiative aimed at training occupational health professionals and healthcare workers about respiratory protection in the workplace. Her... Read More →

Wednesday September 10, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Napoleon Ballroom B3 3/F

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