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    Title: TB and Respiratory Protection (Continued)
    Type: Text Slide
    • Employees must wear NIOSH certified respirators in the following circumstances:
      • When workers enter rooms housing individuals with suspected or confirmed TB disease;
      • When workers perform high hazard procedures on persons who have suspected or confirmed TB disease; and
      • When emergency response employees or others must transport in a closed vehicle, an individual with suspected or confirmed TB disease
    Speaker Notes: High hazard procedures: characterized by potential to generate airborne secretions; aerosolized medication treatment; bronchoscopy; sputum induction; endotracheal intubation and suctioning; and autopsies conducted in hospitals.