OSHA: Surgical Masks Not a Replacement for Respirators in Non-Covid-19 Respiratory Hazards

EHS Daily Advisor

by Guy Burdick
National – Exceptions from respiratory protection regulations allowing the use of surgical masks only apply to healthcare facilities and emergency medical services, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminded employers. Other employers must provide respirators, the agency explained in guidance discussing the differences among cloth face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators.  

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