OSHA has announced changes to their Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134, Appendix A).
The modified protocols require fewer, shorter fit test exercises and greatly reduce test time without compromising safety.
Total fit test time for qualifying instruments is reduced to less than two and a half minutes.
A software/firmware upgrade is required for model 8030, used in the NEKSHCC region. visit the TSI website for more information at tsi.com.
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Use the web links below for information regarding the proposed rule for the CMS Emergency Preparedness Burden Reduction:
General information from CMS:
The proposed rule ( I recommend looking at page 102 and on):
Information Regarding How you Can Comment on the Proposed Rule
One of the ways that a Healthcare Coalition can connect is through Twitter. Did you know that the NEKSHCC is on Twitter. We encourage you to follow us @NEKSHCC.
Active Assailant in the Healthcare Setting - More than an Active Shooter
Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, Stormont Vail Health, The University of Kansas St. Francis Campus, Shawnee County Emergency Management, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Topeka Police Department, Kansas Hospital Association, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Topics & times subject to change.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Contact Sharon Copeland at 785-215-1289 or email
Sharon.email@example.com for program information. Registration Fee: $15
Open to the public. Lunch is provided.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Auditorium, Pozez Education Center
Stormont Vail Health
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