N95The N95 respirator is important to the health and safety of workers in many different industries. This type of respirator forms a seal against the user’s face, preventing penetration around the edges, and the filter protects workers against at least 95 percent of airborne particles.


In honor of N95 Respirator Day, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be holding an informational Twitter chat on Sept. 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. EDT to raise awareness about respirator safety and answer questions about different models and types of respirators. Follow and join the chat using the hashtag #N95Chat on Twitter.

To learn more about N95 respirators, visit NIOSH’s N95 Respirator Day page.

To learn more about respiratory protection on the job, visit OSHA’s safety and health topics page on respiratory protection.