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Developing a comprehensive respiratory protection program for Allegheny County Health Department

Goff, Jessica (2016) Developing a comprehensive respiratory protection program for Allegheny County Health Department. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

This essay details how a comprehensive respiratory protection program can be developed for a local health department. Possibly due to a lack of federal requirements, many health departments do not have a respiratory protection program or, if they do, they are based on the federal standard for general industry and construction. This represents a public health concern because health departments are unique environments that have different needs for their respiratory protection programs than general industry, construction, or even the medical care industry for both regular and emergency health department operations. The unusual blend of environmental, occupational, and biological respiratory hazards that local health departments face create a unique situation that calls for a specifically formatted respiratory protection program that includes a written program, training materials, and evaluation materials. This essay demonstrates how one such comprehensive program was created for Allegheny County Health Department to prepare their employees to use proper respiratory protection during their daily and emergency operations and services.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Goff, Jessicajlg181@pitt.eduJLG181
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKingsley, Lawrencekingsley@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFelter, Elizabethemfelter@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberTonti, Normannorman.tonti@AlleghenyCounty.USUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 16 December 2016
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 19:13
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/30422

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