NIOSH Letter In Support of Annual Respirator Fit Testing

In this July 9, 2007 letter, NIOSH Director John Howard, MD affirmed the scientific basis for an annual fit test as required by OSHA’s existing respirator standard.  Nearly 50 scientists and occupational health and safety experts sent a letter to Congressman David Obey, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, expressing strong opposition to a proposed amendment by Roger Wicker (R-MS) to impede TB protections for health care workers.