September 5th is National N95 Respirator Day! (get it? N95…9/5…)

September 5th is National N95 Respirator Day! (get it? N95…9/5…)

Hooray hooray it’s respirator day! There are so many to thank, air borne pathogens, asbestos and lead, don’t forget those sneaky little unseen particulates, and especially the CDC for all their hard work in making this happen. Without them, well, the N95 face mask would be just another underutilized tool in the fight to keep people safe and healthy. I’m sure that if Superman ever needed a mask (not for breathing or even a disguise, mind you. Those glasses and hairstyle are clearly a genius disguise) then this is the one he’d choose.

Have you been chomping at the bit to say your piece about the N95? The CDC will be hosting several different events on social media so get ready to log in and let it out!


NIOSH will be on Twitter at 2pm EST today; @NIOSH and @NPPTL are going to be hosting the non-industry specific chat about best practices. Leading the discussion will be the Director of the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Dr. Maryann D’Alessandro. Search for #N95Chat on Twitter to join in.


The focus of the webinar this year is the healthcare industry. There will be a three person panel discussing protection programs, their importance and the impact on healthcare workers. To register for the NIOSH webinar on 9/5 go to Respirator Preparedness in Healthcare: Where Technology Meets Good Practices.


The NIOSH blogs from 2012 and 2013 are also a good refresher for anyone looking for more information on the N95 and guidelines.

PK Safety has a blog too. Of course you know this (how else would you be reading this right now?) You can always access it through - at the bottom of the page under About Us, just click Blog and away you go. Incidentally, I highly recommend you check out these videos, click here, we’re serious about safety here at PK Safety Supply, it’s literally our middle name.


You can catch NIOSH on Facebook any time. While you’re there - don’t forget to like PK Safety Supply on Facebook too! You’ll find product specials, blog highlights, videos and cartoons. Yes cartoons, but safe cartoons, so you will still be able to say you’re working.

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