PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT – Whirlpool

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Date

March 2020

Description

A powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) used to safeguard workers against contaminated air. Whirlpool Corporation produced these PAPR filters under the Defense Production Act during the COVID-19 pandemic response. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) then reviewed and tested the product before these PAPR filters were manufactured and distributed to healthcare workers in the US.

Source

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), Whirlpool Corporation

Citation

“PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT – Whirlpool,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed July 12, 2024, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/8531.