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TB Notes 3, 2002
Training and Educational Materials
Highly Requested TB Training Videos Are Offered
as First NIOSH Product on DVD
Two training videos designed to help protect health care employees
from the risk of job-related tuberculosis infection are available
together in one package from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH) as NIOSH's first health and safety training
resource in DVD format.
The free DVD includes "Respirators: Your TB Defense,"
a training video for educating health care employees about proper
respiratory protection against TB exposure, and "TB Respiratory
Protection: Administrator’s Review," a companion video that
takes health care administrators step-by-step through development
of a worker respiratory protection program.
The two programs are NIOSH’s most requested training videos in
their previously released VHS videocassette format. The new DVD
packages both videos in a convenient, easy-to-use format that provides
greater visual clarity and more user options than VHS. The DVD also
includes reference documents, forms, and checklists. Viewers can
use an on-screen menu to choose among the videos and the supplementary
Three percent of all TB cases occur in health care employees. Respiratory
protection is a key measure for preventing the risk of occupational
exposure, and training is important for the proper selection and
use of respirators.
To request copies of the new DVD, contact Roger Wheeler, NIOSH
Education and Information Division, at RWheeler@cdc.gov, or call
toll-free 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674). For additional information
on other NIOSH training videos, other NIOSH resources on preventing
job-related TB among health-care workers, and NIOSH research in
other areas, contact the toll-free number or visit NIOSH on the
Web at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh.