3M and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are celebrating N95 Day (Sept 4, 2015) to encourage the proper use and selection of N95 respirators in the workplace.

An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. A respirator’s fit is a key element to help protect these workers from their hazardous work environments.

Educational resources from 3M can help workers discern the difference between a fit test and a user seal check, understand conditions that can decrease filter effectiveness, and learn about technology that can lower breathing resistance.

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