OSHA Issues New N95 Respirator Guidance

OSHA issued new guidance regarding enforcement discretion to permit the extended use/reuse of N95 filtering facepiece respirators, as well as the use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators that are beyond their manufacturer’s recommended shelf life. This guidance is effective immediately and applies in all industries, including healthcare.

A further explanation and specific criteria to follow may be found by following this link: https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-04-03/enforcement-guidance-respiratory-protection-and-n95-shortage-due-coronavirus